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.



With uSell, you can sell any mobile phone, including any iPhone, for the best value guaranteed. Our unique marketplace enables you to review and accept top offers from trustworthy sellers, so you always know you’re getting the best deal. Your phone ships for free, and then you get paid — quick and easy.

Even if you’re not getting the iPhone 6, it’s a great time to consider trading in that old iPhone because the longer you keep it, the less valuable it gets. With the launch of iPhone 6, trade-in values are sure to decline further. There’s no better time to cash in your chips than now.

If you do plan on trading in your old iPhone for an iPhone 6, it’s also important to make the decision early because trade-in values will drop in the blink of an eye. Why settle for less to put towards your new iPhone 6 when you can get more?



Find the best offer for your iPhone on uSell, and you can lock in that price for up to 30 days. For people looking to upgrade, the smart move will be to lock in an offer a month before the iPhone 6 is available in stores.  Beat the drop in trade-in prices, and continue to use your old iPhone until you get your hands on the iPhone 6.​ How’s that for having your cake and eating it, too?

Apple is expected to do the big unveiling on September 9th, which means iPhone 6 could be available as early as September 16th! But if you’re not ready to sell just yet, uSell can send you a reminder closer to launch date so that you can lock in your offer on your old iPhone before prices drop.

Tiffanie Jan Lee is an LA-based science and tech writer. Follow her at @TiffanieJanLee or visit for her contact info.

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