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iPhone 6 – The Good, the Bad and the Bendy

Now that the fireworks from the iPhone 6 launch have fallen back to earth and “Bendgate” is straightened out, iPhone pundits from across the web chime in about how Cupertino lived up to the hype. While Apple didn’t deliver on what our survey said was the #1 desired feature, a sapphire glass screen, there are still plenty of impressive surprises:
 
Marques Brownlee hones in on the iPhone 6 grip, advanced retina display and the questionable protruding camera lens:

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And the most desired feature for the iPhone 6 is …

Design render courtesy of Johnny Plaid

Design render courtesy of Johnny Plaid

 

As a follow-up to our favorite iPhone 6 rumors, we polled mobile shoppers across the U.S. on the features they’d love to see in the iPhone 6. While it’s no surprise that customers know exactly what they want, we found the survey results to be interesting.

THE MOST DESIRED NEW iPHONE 6 FEATURE – SAPPHIRE SCREEN

Topping off the list with the greatest number of votes is the Sapphire screen, with a staggering 50% of Samsung, iPhone and Android users (combined) who said they would ditch their current phones for it. What makes the Sapphire screen so special? For one, the Sapphire screen is really sapphire.

Though synthetically produced, this means the screen could potentially be almost as hard as a diamond, which is why a lot of watchmakers favor the material for watch faces. Imagine never shattering a screen again… How’s that for phone bling?

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Don’t Let iPhone 6 Take a Bite Out of Your Trade-In

As the authority on iPhone trade-ins, it’s safe to say uSell knows what sells and why. In anticipation of the iPhone 6 launch, we want to let you in on the secret of maximizing the value of your current iPhone whose trade-in price is set to drop very soon.

iPhone trade-in prices drop more than 20%

iPhone trade-in prices drop more than 20%

 

We tracked iPhone trade-ins during last year’s launch cycle to see the impact of a new iPhone release. According to our data, older iPhone models kept 100% of their value the week that Apple announced the iPhone 5S and 5C. By week 8 post-launch, the same phones had only 79% of their original value remaining.

That means a phone worth $115 during the week a new iPhone was announced was worth only $91 after seven weeks.

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