Sell Your Old iPhone for New iPhone 6? Some Tips You Should Know

As Apple fans, you must be extremely excited the moment when Apple finally unveiled the newest two handsets, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which you have waited for so long. Now, many of you Apple fans have been ready for updating to the new iPhone 6, while some are still hesitating. No matter where you are, there are some things you should know before you decide to sell your old iPhone for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

iPhone 6 has been such a hit after its release. First of all, let’s have a brief look at its new features, which attract you most.

Part 1: Attractive New Features of New iPhone 6


·Two Models: iPhone 6 VS iPhone 6 Plus

This time, Apple has finally followed the fashion of cellphones with large screen. iPhone 6 is 4.7 inches diagonally and 6.9mm wide, while iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches diagonally and a bit thicker at 7.1mm. Both have a new design with rounded edged for a seamless touch.

·The Most Advanced iPhone Camera Yet

In addition to its large 1.5-micron pixels and f/2.2 aperture, the camera is added new features like the option to 1080p HD at 60 fps, 240-fps slo-mo, and time-lapse video.

· Better Battery Life than Old iPhone

iPhone 6 Plus offers the best battery life of all recent iPhones. It has 80 hours of audio and 24 hours of 3G talk, and its standby battery life is 16 days.

·Faster Speed

iPhone 6 has faster LTE download speed. And when connected to Wi-Fi, you will get up to 3x faster speed.

·iOS 8: World’s Most Advanced iOS Released Ever

iOS 8 has new capabilities and functions that enable you to do things you could only imagine before, like using Siri to control the devices at home or using your health and fitness apps to communicate with your doctor.


Part 2: What to Do with Your Old iPhone before Selling it for New iPhone 6?

With these amazing features, iPhone 6 has been reserved already by more and more people. But before you sell your old iPhone for the new one, there are some things you should pay attention to.

1.       Backup your old iPhone in Case of Data Loss

The contacts, call history, text messages, notes and other important data are still in need although you are going to get the new iPhone 6. Thus, remember to backup your old iPhone in case of data loss before you sell it. You can use itunes, icloud or iphone data recovery or other ways to back up important iphone data.

2.       Erase Data on Your Old iPhone in Case of Data Divulgement

You would never want to leak out your private files to others. Therefore, you should never forget to erase your data on old iPhone before you put it on sale. Since simply using iTunes to restore iPhone to factory setting is not secure, because those deleted files would be recovered with some data recovery. You need to do the following:

·Change all your passwords for emails, social networking sets, banking sites and other important sites.

·Navigate to Setting > General > Reset.

·Tap on Reset All Settings and confirm it.

·Navigate to Setting > General > reset and tap on Erase All Content and Settings.

·Restore iPhone with the latest version of iTunes.


Part 3: How to Sell Your Old iPhone for as Much Money as Possible to Get New iPhone 6?

There are some options available to sell old iPhone for cash. After you have backed up and erased old iPhone data, you can start to put old iPhone on sale.

1.       Put Old iPhone for Sale at Apple’s In-Store Trade-in Program

Apple has launched the in-store trade-in program for iPhones, which can help you easily trade in your old iPhone for a new one. But you should note that it requires you to get a new iPhone while you sell your old one and sign a new contract with the carrier of your choice.

2.       Sell Old iPhone on Internet

  • Offers consistently among the highest prices for trade-ins. After Amazon receives your old iPhone, you will get payment in the form of an Amazon gift card.


  • eBay: You should keep in mind that eBay would charge you fees for each auction when you sell your old iPhone.


  • Gazelle: Provides a service that allows you easily turn your iPhone into cash.

There are also other sites where you can sell your old iPhone, such as,, buymyi and more. Choose an appropriate one that offers a higher price.


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