Are you planning to trade-in your iPhone for the new iPhone or upgrade to the Apple Watch 4 this month? If so, you need to lock in the best trade-in values right now. As soon as Apple announces the new models, the price you can get for the old models will drop by at least 20%, possibly more. If you act now, you can lock in a trade-in price without a commitment and then you can decide if you want to do later.
This is something we do every year, and if you are even thinking about upgrading to a new iPhone in September or early October you should take time right now to lock in a price for your current phone. Remember you can’t do this if you already are part of an iPhone upgrade program.
With most of these services you have a long time to send your iPhone in, and that means you don’t need to go without a phone or stress about switching on day one. With each of these options you can ship the iPhone for free.
With Gazelle you don’t need to send your iPhone in until October 19th, which is a good deal if you are thinking about waiting for the 6.1-inch iPhone that may arrive a little bit later or if you don’t plan to get up at midnight to pre-order.
While there are a lot of options out there for trading in your iPhone, the number of great options is shrinking every year. Nextworth doesn’t offer as much time to trade in, the Amazon Trade-In program isn’t what it used to be and the eBay Quick Sale option doesn’t work for the latest iPhones yet.
There is no obligation to send your phone to any of these companies if you lock in a price. That means you can do it now and then if you aren’t impressed with the new iPhones, decide to wait for the iPhone SE 2 or the 2019 iPhone you don’t need to do anything.
After you lock your trade-in value in, make sure you keep a close eye on iPhone XS deals that may include huge extras if you trade-in and go straight to your carrier to upgrade and trade-in your old iPhone We’ll have more details on that to share later this week.
Gazelle doesn’t accept Apple Watch trade-ins, but you can use Nextworth or go straight to Apple. Apple offers up to $175, but they only take certain models. If yours is one of them, it’s a good idea to lock in a higher value right now.
Wait for the 2019 iPhone Launch
Don't wait for the 2019 iPhones if you need to upgrade your phone in the near future. That said, if you can wait a few more weeks, you might want to hang around.
Ahead of the official announcements, Apple's registered new iPhone models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database.
According to Indian blog MySmartPrice, these include the A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223. These models most likely represent Apple's new crop of iPhones.
EEC filings often come several months ahead of release and they've hinted at impending launches numerous times in the past.
Apple's final launch window of the year takes place in September/October. And this is when you can expect Apple to reveal the 2019 models for the first time.
A leak from the iOS 13 beta hinted at a potential launch on September 10th and this date has now been confirmed via Apple media invites to an event in Cupertino. The launch date is confirmed, but we still don't have an official release date.
SoftBank President Ken Miyauchi reportedly leaked the 2019 iPhone's release date during an earnings call. He claims the new iPhones will launch 10 days from the end of September which means they could arrive on September 20th, a Friday.
This has been backed up by an additional report from MacRumors. The site claims iPhone pre-orders will start on September 13th followed by a release on September 20th.
Apple typically launches new iPhones on Friday so September 13th for pre-orders and September 20th for the release date makes a lot of sense.
New iPhones are just a few weeks away from hitting shelves. So unless you're in desperate need of an upgrade, you should consider hanging around so that you can compare the new iPhone models to other phones on your shopping list.
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