You may have noticed the empty space on shelves of tech stores everywhere. That space is reserved for the new Apple iPhone, or should I say iPhones. That’s right! There will be not one, but two iPhone options set to be released simultaneously in September.
iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C
The iPhone 5S is to the iPhone 5 as the iPhone 4s is to the iPhone 4, so that’s pretty much the gist of what is anticipated for this device. An article on everything you need to know about the next iPhone describes some new features as well:
The iPhone 5C, which rumor has it, the ‘C’ either stands for color or cheap, is said to be Apple’s low-cost iPhone. Sporting a plastic shell, this apple product is expected to be released with a variety of color options and have similar features as previous models.
Sell Sell Sell
If Jim Cramer from Mad Money has taught us anything it’s either to “sell sell sell” or “buy buy buy!” Now’s the time to sell your old iPhone to get the most bang for your buck before the new releases.
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,” according to Forbes.
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.
HOBI International is doing its part to reduce e-waste in landfills around the world by expertly refurbishing and reconditioning electronics, not only providing consumers with an environmentally-friendly option when buying electronics but also reselling at low prices.
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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. As a matter of fact, this smartphone infographic shows Google searches for “iPhone recycling” coincide and have been growing with every new iPhone release.
Electronics recycling and refurbishment save you and the environment. When was the last time a trashcan did that?