The iPhone 6 is expected to become the new consumer magnet this August and trump Apple’s bestselling iPhone 5S sales.
What’s the draw?
When supply meets demand
Manufacturing challenges Apple experienced with previous iPhone models have appeared to be resolved with no major bottleneck in sight. It is greatly anticipated that Apple and its suppliers will have little to no trouble keeping up with immense consumer demand during launch.
Would you like that supersized?
Oh the precious phablet (part phone-part tablet) that sets Samsung users apart from Apple Geeks. Well, Apple plans to one-up Samsung by introducing two models of the iPhone 6, one considered to be a phablet. While the smaller version is predicted to release a month prior to the larger, consumers now expect high-end devices to have large displays, and Apple’s absence in this market will clearly not last long.
Water resistant shell
It is likely that the iPhone 6 will have an outer shell that can repel water and other of life’s little accidents, similar to Samsung’s popular, waterproof models.
Due to the expected end of summer 2014 release date, time is nearing to sell your old iPhone to get the most bang for your buck. As a matter of fact, Google searches for “iPhone recycling” coincide and have been growing with every new iPhone release. [Source: InfographicsMania]
Here’s why – there is a predictable 15-20 percent value decline seen across all older iPhone models in the six-week period surrounding the new iPhone launch, as Forbes predicted late last year.
However, if you do plan on picking up the latest iPhone and ditching the old device, be sure to sell or donate to an organization with an electronics recycling or refurbishment program. Used devices have the chance at a second life when properly refurbished and resold.
If your device is unable to be refurbished or repaired, recycling is the next best thing! Did you know there’s more gold in a pound of electronics than a pound of gold ore?
Responsible recycling of precious metals found in most smartphones is essential, especially with the constant flood of new models being released. Electronics recycling and refurbishment save you and the environment.
Which path will you choose for your old phone? The trash is not an option.
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