iPhone 6 News from Apple’s Press Event

by NextWorth on September 11, 2014

The iPhone news that we have all been waiting for is finally here! In their highly anticipated press event, Apple officially announced that there will be two iPhones, the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus, released on Friday, September 19. Both phones will be available to pre-order this Friday, September 12.

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Photo courtesy Apple.com 

 

To get you prepared for Apple’s exciting new release, here are the new features you need to know about for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus:

- Anodized aluminum back that curves around into the glass screen on the front.

- Ion-strengthened glass screen.

- 8 megapixel cameras, including enhanced focus and face sensors.

- iOS 8

- A8 processor, which is 25% faster than the previous generation.

- Enhanced batteries, allowing for 11 hours of video watching on the iPhone 6 and 14 hours on the iPhone 6 Plus.

- Apple Pay. The newly announced mobile payment system will be available on both phones. The system will simply require tapping the iPhone against a designated payment device in one of the several major retailers Apple has partnered with. Apple Pay will initially be good for users with American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.

- With an upgrade the iPhone 6 will start at $199 and the iPhone 6 Plus at $299.

With the release of these exciting new phones coming in just over a week, now is the best time to trade-in your phone at NextWorth.com and lock in your price quote while you still can!

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Sales and Trade-Ins from Previous iPhone Launches

by NextWorth on August 25, 2014

As the release of the iPhone 6 approaches, consumers are preparing to trade-in their old iPhones just in time for an upgrade. Because the iPhone 6 is a new form factor, NextWorth expects to see twice as much trade-in volume on NextWorth.com in comparison to the launches of the 2013 iPhone 5s/5c. Below is a look at how the past sales figures compare to trade-ins at NextWorth.

In 2011, the iPhone 4s sold approximately 4 million units in its first weekend. In its first weekend in 2012, the iPhone 5 sold nearly 5 million units. Last year, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c combined to sell 9 million units in the first weekend. The steady increase of first weekend sales each year suggests that the iPhone 6 and its numerous upgrades could expect a big first weekend, potentially reaching 10 million units.

As far as trade-ins go, historical results show a 105% increase in trades when Apple introduces a new form factor, compared a much smaller change when they introduced an “S” version. The visual below shows NextWorth’s trade-in volumes during the previous launches, and the estimated trade-in expectation for the upcoming iPhone 6 release.

Historical Trade-in Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although there is not a noticeable correlation between the sales and trade-ins of previous iPhones, both numbers have increased since the iPhone 4s in 2011. With dramatic changes rumored with the iPhone 6 release, expectations are at an all-time high for sales and trade-ins over the next month.

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Preparing for the iPhone 6 launch

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What to expect from iOS 8

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Trade-in Tips Prior to iPhone 6

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Things to do to Preserve the Value of Your Phone

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Top Reasons You’ll Need to Trade-In Your Smartphone This Summer

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The Best Apps for Summer

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Just for DAD on His Special Day

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So you’ve decided to buy dad a new phone for Father’s day; what a great gift! While Dads are notorious for loving the latest and greatest technology and gadgets, they’re also known for hanging on to the old versions for too long and using the “someday this will be worth something” excuse. Well it’s time to […]

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