Android Users Are Getting Rid Of Their Smartphones In Anticipation Of the iPhone 6 Launch
On the threshold of the iPhone 6 annoucement users hastily sell off their old Apple phones. Amid the hype the owners of Android-based smartphones also get rid of their gadgets. Online buyback services are filled up with all-gen secondhand smartphones offers, and trade-in companies are loaded with work.
The NextWorth company says that the number of the Apple smartphones trade-ins has increased by 350% compared to the average level. Last year, the growth was only 182% before the release of iPhone 5s. The service management assumes that the intense interest among users stems from the rumors that the shortly released model will feature a larger screen and new design.
Gazelle, another trade-in company, reports about the 50% trade-in growth compared to the same period last year. Both NextWorth and Gazelle offer their customers to lock the price of secondhand iPhones for a month. In such a way, the users will have an opportunity to purchase a new smartphone before mailing in the used one.
The increased number of iPhone trade-ins implies the buoyant prospective demand for the 2014 flagship. Analysts believe that the sixth-gen iPhone will be far more popular than the last year’s model.
At the same time, the companies spot an increase in Android smartphones trade-ins. The number of offers for secondhand devices running Android has increased by 15-30%. The companies suppose that there will be a lot of users among the iPhone 6 buyers who used to favor Google phones as they featured larger screens.