This is how much you can earn if you trade-in or unlock your old iPhone for the new 6s/6s Plus

This is how much you can earn if you trade-in or unlock your old iPhone for the new 6s/6s Plus
Looking to trade-in an older device for a new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Our friends at price comparison websites CompareMyMobile (UK) and GadgetValuer (US) hooked us up with some data that may come in handy. First off, any doubters among you must consider that the time to trade in an old iPhone is now, for iPhone trade-in prices are set to drop by up to 37.5% within two months of the iPhone 6s & 6s Plus' reveal. This is due to recyclers reducing offers as to deal with the number of devices being sent to them. Thus, act swiftly and you may be able to get up to £445/$441 for an old iPhone if you're lucky!

Want some more advice? US customers must consider whether they should unlock their phones or not prior to selling or trading them in, a topic that we've touched upon in the past. According to the most recent data, consumers could earn as much as $130 more by unlocking their iPhone 6 16GB, or up to $55 more for an unlocked iPhone 5 16GB, as long as the phone isn't locked to Verizon - in which case, you're better off keeping it locked and throwing away the key!

UK customers, meanwhile, should compare offers by the various recycling companies running on the island, as it turns out they could potentially earn up to £62.50 more by comparing iPhone 6 prices online, up to £52.10 more for iPhone 5s prices, and up to £43.40 for the iPhone 5.

In the graphics below, you can see illustrations of top trade-in prices on CompareMyMobile and GadgetValuer, and price differences (locked & unlocked) for US consumers and UK recyclers.


Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

sorry for posting this late ,, but i have a question for Mr Ray S. .. did apple just copy the naming scheme "pro" in their latest and greatest tablet ?? since samsung used this naming scheme for it's bigger note tablet which apple exactly did .. which is also suitable for the excuse you used in this article : http://www.phonearena.com/news/Liveblog-Samsungs-Galaxy-Note-5-and-S6-edge-unpacking_id72593 again, sorry for posting this here but i couldn't follow when the new devices were announced

2. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

errm.. havent you heard of the apple's Macbook "pro" that was released since 2006? :S. Don't you think they got the idea from there?

3. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

"It used it in the sense of "slightly newer/better", which is different." Ray S. "So the (pro) in the Ipad pro has a different meaning than the "Pro" in previous Apple products" - edited by me to fit the context :) please read what he said carefully before posting a reply

8. Rizchy

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

'Pro is 'pro; there is no other way of interpreting that. The issue is that apple has been using the term long before Samsung. So you cannot say that apple copied Samsung's naming scheme. it is more accurate and logical to say apple was inspired by their macbook pro lines as I previously mentioned.

11. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

then the same condition applies for samsung, you cannot say that samsung copied apple's naming scheme because samsung has been using the "plus" naming scheme way before apple did no matter what did they mean by using it and no matter in which product category (because samsung used "plus" in older ultrabooks) .. ok? again : "It used it in the sense of "slightly newer/better", which is different." Ray S. we can say that apple used the pro naming scheme in the sense of "slightly newer/better" macbooks not for a "bigger" one ..

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Also the desktop Mac "Pro", which is why I think they should've named the larger iPhone the iPhone 6s Pro. Plus just sounds cheesy and horrible. On another note the naming scheme for the Apple Pencil is pretty horrible too.

7. M.O.A.B

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

errm.. havent you heard of the samsung's ativ book 9 "plus" that was released since 2013? :S. Don't you think they got the idea from there? see, i can use the same excuse also :)

19. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

holy s**t dude, who gives a f**k

10. Wulfgardr

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

so what

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Interesting GadgetValuer didn't even get a quoate from Gazelle. I thought Gazelle is the #1 buyback site. Though it did quote $25 less than the top quoting site it returened, Cellular Returns, but I've never heard of them before.

6. Nathillien unregistered

Bent iPhone 6 - $200

17. AlikMalix unregistered

That would be stupid, since apple replaces accidentally bent phones for free... And it's really obvious when someone bent it on purpose or by total negligence, the kind of negligence that's not covered by any warranty...

9. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Lmao, you could get more money by selling it on your own. A used 64GB ip6 is probably worth 450-500eur in Europe.

12. jaibharat

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

All Indians should boycott all apple (iPhone) products as they have not considered India as an important market while launching at the same time in even smaller markets like Newzealand and other countries.

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

That is BS 16 GB iPhone 6 gets same value as 64 GB iPhone 6...

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why should you pay more? The storage doesn't actually cost anymore, just because the Apple charges $100 more for 64GB.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! When I sold my iPhone 4S 64GB one year after I bought it, I got $650 for it on eBay along with a BT that I only paid $30.00 for. I sold my Galaxy S6 Edge 128GB and got $700 for it with a case that was new. The average selling price for a top tier phone is roughly 50-65% its retail pricing. In the past I always got my phones on a 2 year and sold them after one year. I've always gotten more than I paid for it by as much as $200. A phone a person can activate on an existing line for less than it would cost to buy in the store even a year later should land 50% of the cost at the least. Most of the devices I had were Android and for all the phones I paid 199.99 on contract, I sold them for at least $350. The Note's I sold online which costs 299.99 on contrcat, I sold for between $475/550 and I always included a brand new 64GB sdcard which only cost me $30 to encourage the sale. Never had a phone sit on eBay for more than maybe a full work day. My phone are always in mint with no scratches or scuff ad I always had either a Zagg on them or a case and a screen protector. When the S7 comes out if they have an Edge model and I upgrade, I am sure i will land an easy $500 for my S6 Edge Plus with its S-View cover and a screen protector on both sides with no problem. The phone cost me $0 this year which means whatever i sell it for, its 100% profit.

18. johany0011

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 13, 2015

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