Sell Your Old iPhone For Cash!

What's my iPhone worth?
  1. Ramiusmarkdevice's Avatar
    Agreed. Forget the iPhones. Just not worth my hard-earned $$$$.
    09-13-2018 08:26 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    512GB flash drives are around 50£/$. Save yourself some money.
    I did find some $50 drives....but I didn't trust the brand. I did find a SanDisk for $128 that even has the lightning connector integrated: https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-iXpan...mUvbUpU3086843

    I know you weren't looking, but this is more for anyone else who may be interested.
    09-13-2018 08:28 AM
  3. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I agree, this was as exciting as watching paint dry. A new collection of iPhones with specs that will appeal mostly to gamers, a new watch, but tablet users can go suck an egg, gotcha, Apple, and thanks for nothing.

    Im kinda screwed because if I buy an iPad, I’m pretty sure that Apple will release a new iPad in 3 months. But I can’t wait 3 months because my existing iPad is basically an online book and not much else.
    Im looking at Android tablets and the offerings are frankly depressing.

    So again, I’m stuck doing everything on my phone except for reading.

    I’m so sick of this marketing crap.

    I read somewhere here on iMore in another thread, that there was one time where Apple announced new iPads in October. Rene Ritchie said on Twitter that "October is the next window"!
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    09-13-2018 08:35 AM
  4. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I will readily admit, Android tablets are quite horrid. If you aren't looking at a Samsung or Pixel, your options, while numerous, are a joke. Taking the two I suggested....the Pixel is expensive, and Samsung software support for tablets is spotty.
    Agreed. I ordered a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4... After swearing I’d never buy another Samsung product again, lol. I fully intend on getting a new IPP when they release it but I needed something to help me until then. Currently my IPP 9.7 is ... a book.

    Still, I won’t be putting any banking or financial info on the Tab, I’m keeping all that on my iPhone X, but I need to be able to send and receive emails, surf the Net etc.

    I’m actually looking forward to playing with an Android tablet, it’s been a while. I’m curious to see the improvements since the Note Pro 12.2. Since I am now retired and my phone works like a charm, I’m keeping all the important stuff there and I’ll enjoy a new toy while Apple decides whether to **** or get off the pot. Life is good
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    09-13-2018 09:49 AM
  5. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I read somewhere here on iMore in another thread, that there was one time where Apple announced new iPads in October. Rene Ritchie said on Twitter that "October is the next window"!
    See??? As soon as I order an Android, word comes out about the iPad release lololol. Well, I fully plan on getting the next IPP. But for now I really needed a tablet that is a wee bit more than a book, lol.
    09-13-2018 09:51 AM
  6. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    See??? As soon as I order an Android, word comes out about the iPad release lololol. Well, I fully plan on getting the next IPP. But for now I really needed a tablet that is a wee bit more than a book, lol.
    I know And, it's not definitel, so you are really in limbo. Did you order an Android, or would one of the Kindle Fires work for you?
    Last edited by Annie_8plus; 09-13-2018 at 10:14 AM.
    09-13-2018 10:01 AM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I know And, it's not definitel, so you are really in limbo. Did you order an Android, or would one of the Kindle Fires work for you?
    Ooops... I didn't see your other post, you did order one.
    09-13-2018 10:24 AM
  8. dchandler's Avatar
    I was very excited for this years release, I can’t wait to get my hands on the iPhone Xs Max
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    09-13-2018 11:01 AM
  9. Ken Magel's Avatar
    While not announced at this event (they were at WWDC), I think Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions are exciting new software features. Only about a week to wait for them now.
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    09-13-2018 11:02 AM
  10. ItnStln's Avatar
    1. Better CPU "The most advanced apple has ever built" - As if anyone expected them to come out with a weaker less advanced CPU.
    Isn’t that their line every year?
    Waterproof. Finally!
    Finally, Android has had that for how many years now?
    Dual SIM - Which only China gets the good version. eSIM?! Really?! I like the ability to swap my SIM card to a different phone whenever I want. Now, I will have to call my carrier and have them do it? Why do only the Chinese models get a true DUAL SIM?!
    I agree, I hate the eSIM. I travel internationally a lot and it’s much easier to put my European SIM card in when I land compared to dealing with an eSIM.
    09-13-2018 01:50 PM
  11. kingweb's Avatar
    Isn’t that their line every year?

    Finally, Android has had that for how many years now?

    I agree, I hate the eSIM. I travel internationally a lot and it’s much easier to put my European SIM card in when I land compared to dealing with an eSIM.
    Well, I am in the same boat for the traveling, but it’s not as bad as you said. Your home sim in the USA would be the esim, and for traveling, you would put the foreign sim in the tray. I still prefer the freedom of a real sim. Reading articles today, they make it seem like the esim is a benefit over the physical sim, which is actually ridiculous.
    I wonder if there is an easy way to buy the Chinese model assuming that’s the only difference. BTW it’s not only the Chinese model, there are a few countries I heard that will get it.
    09-13-2018 03:05 PM
  12. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Ooops... I didn't see your other post, you did order one.
    Yes, I really couldn’t wait any longer: I know the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a subpar tablet compared to the IPP, but it’s better than a brick with words on it, which is what my IPP has become.

    I also know that even if Apple releases a new IPP just next month, I’ll be buying it, because let’s face it: IPP is just better... when it works
    09-13-2018 03:10 PM
  13. ItnStln's Avatar
    Well, I am in the same boat for the traveling, but it’s not as bad as you said. Your home sim in the USA would be the esim, and for traveling, you would put the foreign sim in the tray. I still prefer the freedom of a real sim. Reading articles today, they make it seem like the esim is a benefit over the physical sim, which is actually ridiculous.
    I wonder if there is an easy way to buy the Chinese model assuming that’s the only difference. BTW it’s not only the Chinese model, there are a few countries I heard that will get it.
    I read it’s China, Hong Kong, and Macau, so it is essentially China. I don’t trust the eSIM to not activate while I am overseas so having a physical SIM is not only easier but a guaranteed way to not get roaming charges. I still don’t know how to activate the eSIM in my iPad Pro 9.7 but I am curious how to do it. I don’t see how an eSIM is a benefit unless one is an apple fanboi. I wonder if there will be band differences with the dual-SIM Chinese model.
    09-13-2018 03:11 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    I’m waiting for the teleportation feature. I’m getting that one on day one.
    Where is the first place you are teleporting to?
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    09-13-2018 05:57 PM
  15. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I mean, I paid $1,330 for my 512GB Note 9, but it has expandable storage (microSD) for up to 512GB, bringing the potential total storage to 1TB. And it has 8GB of RAM. Those two specs alone is worth the price. But I would never pay $1,449 for a 512GB device with only 4GB of RAM and no expandable storage.

    I'm glad Apple has included 4x4 MIMO on their devices finally. But I wouldn't pay those ridiculously high prices for basically a bigger version of the X.
    09-13-2018 07:45 PM
  16. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I'm still trying to figure out the point of the iPhone XR. It's still too much $$$ for the budget phone market. If Apple were to have priced it at $500-$600, they could've taken on the OnePlus and Huawei phone markets. But like the doofuses they are, they priced it at $749 for the base model, which is just way too high of a price to be a budget phone. It also seemed like an afterthought.
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    09-13-2018 07:51 PM
  17. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I couldn't agree with the OP MORE. This was the most boring keynote ever! I know I'm being delusional, but I really did think at the end they would announce that they were bringing the updated iPhones at a cheaper price! Seriously who wouldn't have upgraded to a 512gb iPhone XS Max @ $999? I'm sorry folks I'm tapping out, and will keep what I have, maybe find a cheaper toy (Pixel 3XL) to feed my tech addiction this year ...
    09-14-2018 08:29 AM
  18. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I wasn't that enthused either. I'm gonna get a new battery for my 6s Plus and call it a day. Maybe next year. I did get a new TV last night.
    09-14-2018 08:47 AM
  19. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    With all the rumors flowing before the event it made it seem underwhelming but come on the line up is pretty powerful for an S cycle
    No, not really. It isn't.

    This "s cycle" is not better from any other. IMO, it's even worse. Keep in mind, also, that they skipped 7s and went straight to 8 ;-)

    iPhone 5s gave us Touch ID.

    iPhone 6s gave us 3D Touch.

    They basically want you to upgrade simply "because it looks like an iPhone X." For looks... That's why.

    That's basically all it offers. The rest of it is completely expected. I don't even want to start with the $750 iPhone XR. For shame. This is the same price, basically, as a Galaxy S9; and it simply isn't on the same level as that phone in terms of hardware.

    Meanwhile, the prices keep increasing, even though you are really not getting anymore value.

    It doesn't help that they paired this 's' line with one of the most dull and anemic iOS releases, yet, either. A release that has people obsessing over "performance optimizations" simply because Apple as too lazy to invest more resources into its development. Every platform says it increases performance - Google has done this at least 3x. Windows 7 did it. Windows 10 did it. There's nothing special about that. The release, as a whole... was incredibly dull (AF... as some would say). Couple this with underwhelming hardware at insane prices, and you end up with a package that doesn't just lack excitement for many people, but actually puts them off.

    This Xs Max makes the Note 9 look like a bargain, which is absolutely insane considering that phone starts at $999 itself!

    Lastly, the propaganda marketing is really starting to wear off. Last year they spoke about how the A11 Bionic Chip was so f*****g amazing and how it enabled such amazing camera experiences. This year they cite that A12 Bionic can do so many hundreds of billions more instructions, and how they have now have some nice new HDR algorithm... But it's only for the A12 devices... because obviously the A11 is obsolete and cannot handle the workload, right?

    I feel like the new CPUs are not worth caring about now or in the future. The CPUs are only 15% faster (in benchmarks ... likely lower in real world scenarios). That is like going from Intel Skylake to Kaby Lake... But you get a better GPU... As if that matters, driving the lower resolution iPhone screens (compared to Android devices, for example).

    When was the last time you ever seen an iPhone's camera quality increase post-release, BTW? Yea, never.
    Last edited by n8ter#AC; 09-14-2018 at 08:03 PM.
    09-14-2018 07:43 PM
  20. kataran's Avatar
    No, not really. It isn't.

    This "s cycle" is not better from any other. IMO, it's even worse.

    iPhone 5s gave us Touch ID.

    iPhone 6s gave us 3D Touch.

    There is no hardware feature in these 'S' devices that is new to them. FaceID was last year's headline feature.

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    Your making valet points but the big hook gadget this year is the ECG on the series 4 watch and they know that many fanboys who skipped the iPhone X will finally buy into the large selection offered this year. This new line up will cement the new generation of the iPhone
    09-14-2018 07:58 PM
  21. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Your making valet points but the big hook gadget this year is the ECG on the series 4 watch and they know that many fanboys who skipped the iPhone X will finally buy into the large selection offered this year. This new line up will cement the new generation of the iPhone
    Fanboys are called fanboys for a reason. Most people aren't fanboys. They recognize that choices do exist, and do seem to notice the disparities that exist between this choices.

    I don't think what fanboys do is really relevant, as they exist with all manufacturers, and will buy whatever those manufacturers offer to them; regardless of the value (or lack thereof) inherent in those products - particularly when upgrading Year-over-Year.

    This new lineup will cement the new generation of iPhone as much as the iPhone 4 and iPhone 6 did.

    It looks cute for the first couple of months, and then it becomes about as ordinary as a $200 Android phone.

    I'm certainly not buying into them. For $1,099 (normal Xs not an option due to the weak battery life), we're getting into the territory where you have to appeal to a lot more than my opinions or slight bias for a certain platform or product line. I need some good objective value. The phone has to sell itself. Marketing ceases to be effective when the prices are getting to such extreme level.

    And starting off with a 64GB SKU is insulting at these price ranges.

    The Note 9 has a Variable Aperture Camera, S Pen with BT Remote, Double the Storage at lower prices. Expandable Storage. 3.5mm Headphone Jack. A Fast Charing Brick included, MST, Standard USB-C connection... No Notch, so a REAL 6.4" screen (as the diagonal measurements go through space next to the notch, which causes a very misleading measurement).

    I've owned iPhone Plus since the 6, and the 5S before it, and have upgraded every year... So this is not because I just don't like the iPhone... I have just run out of excuses to give myself for paying increasing prices for decreasing value in the face of that. What exactly does the iPhone Xs do to justify the industry high pricing other than being Apple Branded and Looking like an X?

    Same for the Xr, which is laughable given it costs about as much as a Galaxy S9...

    If you think EKG on an Apple Watch is the big hook item this year, then I'm simply not sure how to respond to that... Interesting take on things... Maybe because people at the event actually clapped unsolicitedly at it?

    If I feel a heart palpitation, I'm going straight to the hospital. I am not going to base my decision on an EKG from a device as unreliable as a watch. The people who actually need EKGs have no business using a watch for it. It can be a life or death situation. Go to the hospital. Watch can GFIT.
    Last edited by n8ter#AC; 09-14-2018 at 08:28 PM.
    09-14-2018 08:11 PM
  22. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I am ok with Apple’s release, I understand that Apple put out the best iPhones it could this year and that doesn’t always mean major upgrade or new features. I am though blown away by the crazy price increases and the fact that few people are talking about it.
    I was neither overwhelmed or underwhelmed. It’s an S release year, so I expected nothing astonishing. Maybe next year, maybe not. My focus on these types of things are starting to change considerably.

    I don’t know if I’d be friends with a person who hosts Apple event watch parties. That’s just me though...
    ^THIS!!! I just couldn’t do it.

    I don’t see how an eSIM is a benefit unless one is an apple fanboi.
    I’m not a fan of eSIM at all. Consumers shouldn’t have to call the carrier every time they want to change their device. Anyway...Not sure why people have to be fanboys to like something. There are other devices that have been using eSIM for a while now.

    I'm still trying to figure out the point of the iPhone XR. It's still too much $$$ for the budget phone market. If Apple were to have priced it at $500-$600, they could've taken on the OnePlus and Huawei phone markets. But like the doofuses they are, they priced it at $749 for the base model, which is just way too high of a price to be a budget phone. It also seemed like an afterthought.
    While I agree with you to an extent, I don’t think Apple is trying to appeal to consumers that are looking at a OnePlus or Huawei device. They’re looking at folks that are specifically in the market to purchase an iPhone, but don’t want to spend a grand on it. This isn’t something that’s exclusive to Apple. Do I think they should have made the price a little cheaper, yes, but at the end of the day they’re doing what’s best for Apple. I don’t take it personally, I just don’t buy what I feel isn’t worth it.

    If you think EKG on an Apple Watch is the big hook item this year, then I'm simply not sure how to respond to that... Interesting take on things... Maybe because people at the event actually clapped unsolicitedly at it?

    If I feel a heart palpitation, I'm going straight to the hospital. I am not going to base my decision on an EKG from a device as unreliable as a watch. The people who actually need EKGs have no business using a watch for it. It can be a life or death situation. Go to the hospital. Watch can GFIT.
    And this misunderstanding is exactly why consumer based tech is lacking in healthcare. Apple’s delivery of this info was terrible. They should have had a trained clinician explain because people will think they should use this for emergencies & that’s not accurate or smart in any sense. The one lead ECG should only be used for subjective data during wellness visits. This is not a device to detect/diagnose heart issues. The data collected from the device will be more useful in detecting a persons activity levels. Most people that see the doctor can’t even answer activity questions accurately. People tend to think they are active because they walk to the elevator or the car or up one flight of stairs. Wearable tech can help clinicians get a better idea of one’s activity levels and can help them provide better recommendations.
    09-15-2018 09:48 AM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    And this misunderstanding is exactly why consumer based tech is lacking in healthcare. Apple’s delivery of this info was terrible. They should have had a trained clinician explain because people will think they should use this for emergencies & that’s not accurate or smart in any sense. The one lead ECG should only be used for subjective data during wellness visits. This is not a device to detect/diagnose heart issues. The data collected from the device will be more useful in detecting a persons activity levels. Most people that see the doctor can’t even answer activity questions accurately. People tend to think they are active because they walk to the elevator or the car or up one flight of stairs. Wearable tech can help clinicians get a better idea of one’s activity levels and can help them provide better recommendations.
    Well said. Being in healthcare this worries me also. I hope people do not rely on this to information to self diagnose themselves (I read on Google that...). This is nothing to take lightly and they should have had professional clinicians explaining this to consumers.
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    09-15-2018 11:00 AM
  24. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Well said. Being in healthcare this worries me also. I hope people do not rely on this to information to self diagnose themselves (I read on Google that...). This is nothing to take lightly and they should have had professional clinicians explaining this to consumers.
    The device is something that is much needed, but the misunderstanding of it scares the heck out of me. I’m so glad the software is delayed.
    09-15-2018 11:40 AM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    The device is something that is much needed, but the misunderstanding of it scares the heck out of me. I’m so glad the software is delayed.
    I see the potential, especially to send information to professionals who can assess it clinically. I can see it eventually saving lives.
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    09-15-2018 11:42 AM
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