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iOS Devices Stories September 12, 2012

Updated: Trade-in your old iPhone for a shiny new iPhone 5

Note: This is an update from a previous post in light of today’s iPhone 5 unveiling; values have also been updated.

The next-generation iPhone launched today and some trade-in values are already slumping by $50 or more, so now is the absolute last minute to start exchanging those soon-to-be old models to earn some extra cash for the new iPhone 5. 9to5Mac compiled a list of reliable places to help you trade an ‘ole dusty iPhone for cash or credit—up to $460 in some cases!

Online gadget resellers are experiencing a huge smartphone trade-in surge, as we reported yesterday, but they warned 9to5Mac that today’s attractive prices would not maintain with the iPhone 5 shipping in less than two weeks.

Gazelle, which is one such website that noticed the ballooning amount of trade-ins, said it witnessed a 1,550 percent increase in Web traffic following today’s Apple announcement.

“We’ve had around a 75 percent increase in offers presented since yesterday,” Gazelle Chief Gadget Officer Anthony Scarsella told 9to5Mac. “Last year, prices declined 25 percent in the week following the announcement. We expect something similar to this.”

Before browsing the options below, take a moment to identify the condition, features, and model of the swappable iPhone. This will help determine its potential value, because most online programs use a survey to calculate the iPhone’s estimate. Moreover, it is prudent to act now, as retailers will likely drop their prices as the launch date draws nearer.

Check out the top 10 trade-ins list below.

iOS Devices Stories July 16, 2012

Apple seeds iOS 6 beta 3 to developers

Three weeks after it released iOS 6 beta 2, Apple has unleashed a third-beta of the next-generation version of iOS to developers. The new beta is currently available as an over-the-air update to those running iOS 6 beta 2, and the new version should be hitting Apple’s iOS Developer Center shortly. It is unclear what […]

iOS Devices Stories May 27, 2014

Apple announces NTT DoCoMo version of iPad coming to Japan June 10th

An Apple press release published today announced the impending availability of the iPad on Japan’s NTT DoCoMo carrier. According to the release, both the iPad Air and iPad mini will be available on the largest Japanese carrier on June 10th. The carrier has supported the iPhone since late 2013. Both tablets will work with the DoCoMo LTE […]

iOS Devices Stories February 16, 2015

The New Yorker profiles Jony Ive: details meeting Jobs, iPhone 6, Apple Watch, cars and more

The New Yorker has published an extensive profile on Jony Ive, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Design. Many newspapers have written up articles on Ive in recent years, but this latest account by Ian Parker is by far the most detailed and (arguably) the most interesting, revealing new anecdotes and tidbits on Apple’s latest products in the process. The […]

iOS Devices Stories February 17, 2015

Upcoming Modern Family episode shot w/ iPhone & iPad, plays out entirely on MacBook screen

An upcoming episode of the popular ABC show Modern Family will take place entirely on a MacBook as the characters use FaceTime and other services to communicate, as noted by Recode:

The episode revolves around Claire Dunphy, a working mother of three played by Julie Bowen, who is stuck in an airport and desperate to reach her daughter, Haley, to reconcile after a fight. The story plays out on her Macbook, as she employs all the forms of modern communication at her disposal, from email to FaceTime to Facebook, in an attempt to locate her eldest child, played by Sarah Hyland.

Not only will the upcoming episode take place on a MacBook screen, the report adds that it “was shot entirely with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 tablets.”

Recode has more with quotes from the show’s co-creator Steven Levitan on the inspiration behind the episode.

iOS Devices Stories May 24, 2016

iPhone 7: Specs & features expected for Apple’s next flagship

A new dual-camera system, storage and RAM upgrades, a tweaked physical design, and possibly the Smart Connector that debuted on Apple’s iPad Pro line. Those are just a few of the upgrades possibly expected for Apple’s next flagship iPhone lineup, not to mention a lot of discussion over what it has planned for its bundled headphones now that […]

iOS Devices Stories February 10, 2009

$99 iPhone rears its ugly, nonsensical head again

First, our take then we’ll let you read the story. Ain’t gonna happen. Tim Cook specifically said in the last earnings call when asked about the $99 iPhone: "We don’t make the cheapest phones, we make the best phones."  That being said, there were a few times already where AT&T was selling $99 iPhones (refurbished).  […]

iOS Devices Stories March 12, 2009

iPod Shuffle teardown reveals amazingly tight design

Not that you didn’t know it already from all of the hoopla, but the new iPod Shuffle is smaaallll. And the technology inside is even smaller. The fine folks at iFixit did what they do best and ripped apart a new Shuffle for everyone to see: Step 1 — First Look  Here it is, in all its […]

iOS Devices Stories October 27, 2007

Apple only accepting credit cards for iPhones?

Engadget this morning pointed us to the news that Apple was now only selling iPhones to people with credit cards – no Cash/Check money order.  In addition, the limit on phones is now down from 5 to 2 per purchase.


According to Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris, the official Apple Line is, um:

"Customer response to the iPhone has been off the charts, and limiting iPhone sales to two per customer helps us ensure that there are enough iPhones for people who are shopping for themselves or buying a gift," Kerris said. "We’re requiring a credit or debit card for payment to discourage unauthorized resellers."

YEOUCH!  The 1st 1/2 of that statement would seem to be untrue – there are plenty of iPhones out there no one is complaining of store shelves being bare – in fact, Apple will have to ramp up sales (Europe/Asia help) to meet its 10 million by the end of 2008 forecast.  

iOS Devices Stories May 8, 2011

Review: FX Photo Studio, pro-grade effects on your iPhone and iPad

If photography on the go is your thing, you can be picky with a myriad of photography-focused software vying for your attention on the App Store. FX Photo Studio from MacPhun, the creators of Silent Movie Director, a video editing app I recently reviewed, has caught my attention recently. Now, I mostly use awesome Camera+, […]

iOS Devices Stories May 16, 2011

Why iPad is winning, according to Nvidia CEO

With well over two hundred Android-driven slates either available or arriving, one might fall into a trap thinking Apple’s iPad is becoming an endangered specie.  Not so fast. If you ask Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, there are a few reasons iPad outsells Android tablets by a large margin. Android slates have several shortcomings […]

iOS Devices Stories March 22, 2011

It's official: Apple launching iPad 2 in 25 more countries this Friday

Apple has issued a statement confirming that it will be launching its iPad 2 in more countries this Friday. The device goes on sale at Apple’s online and retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers this coming Friday, March 25 at 5pm local time. Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries will get all models […]

iOS Devices Stories March 24, 2011

iPad 2's thinner glass is remarkably stronger than iPad 1

Remember when we discovered that the iPad 2 glass was about 27% thinner than iPad 1?  The natural assumption was that the iPad 2 would be weaker than iPad 1 when it came to its glass front end.  The iPhone repair experts at iFixyouri wanted to test that theory… It turns out that the iPad […]

iOS Devices Stories September 7, 2009

Is Apple planning a $149 iPod touch?

We all know Apple will introduce its all-new potentially camera-equipped iPod range during its special event this week, now slight evidence has come to light supporting some earlier claims the company may stick it to the competition – principally the Zune HD – by introducing its new products at aggressively lowered prices.

Or it may not. This is speculation and rumour, after all.

A recent blog posting claimed the entry-level 8GB iPod touch will be introduced at $149, a price which would immediately widen the company’s market. 

What if Apple were to do something like it has done with the iPhone and kept a previous generation model (8GB iPhone 3G@$99) around at an incredibly low price?  Sell the iPod Touch 2G without camera, compass, or GPS for $149?  Or less.

The new $150 price point would be revolutionary for people who need Email, light browsing, 70,000 apps, music, movies, photos etc on the go.  It would also make Microsoft’s $220 entry level also GPS-less/Camera-less ZuneHD a tough sell. (More on the impact of the $150 iPod touch here.)

iOS Devices Stories May 31, 2010

Apple to start paying Foxconn workers directly?

If a story from Zhongguancun Online News (A CBS subsidiary) is to be believed, Apple will be giving Foxconn employees a small percentage of the devices profits directly.  The quote is 1-2% but it is unconfirmed.  

As Apple typically has a 30-40% margin on their wares, this doesn’t seem like it would hurt their bottom line too badly and the PR would certainly help.  Plus it might give those distraught employees something to live for.   The paper also says the iPad will be the first device to start this scheme.  

Apple will probably be commenting on this story if it true.  Stay tuned?

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iOS Devices Stories February 29, 2012

Apple: iPad has become brandnomer for tablets, letting Proview use the moniker would hurt and confuse consumers

The iPad maker is defending its moniker by insisting the device became synonymous with both the company name and the tablets. PCWorld quotes Apple’s legal representatives who argued at the Guangdong Province Higher People’s Court hearing this morning that Apple made the iPad name famous in the first place: Among consumers across the world, the […]

iOS Devices Stories June 25, 2012

Apple pushes iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA update to developers (Update: Video of spinning gears and changelog)

Not available yet on Apple’s Dev site, developers are pinging us that a 299MB -iPhone4S/322MB iPhone 4 update is available for iOS 6 via OTA update. “WOW, when you Download and Install 6.0 Beta 2 OTA, the Settings Icon Animates!” Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well. We […]

iOS Devices Stories July 11, 2011

Apple seeds iOS 5 beta 3, iTunes 10.5 beta 3, Xcode 4.2 Preview 3, Xcode 4.1 GM to developers

Apple has just seeded the third beta of iOS 5 to registered to developers. Beta 3 of iTunes 10.5 is also available and will be required to sync with iOS 5 beta 3 devices. This new iOS 5 beta is compatible with the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA), iPod touch 3/4, and the Apple […]

iOS Devices Stories October 12, 2011

Apple unleashes iOS 5, a major brain transplant for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Great news from Cupertino, California: The wait is finally over. After nearly four months of extensive public testing, bug squashing, teeth gnashing and under-the-hood tweaking, Apple today released the final consumer version of iOS 5, a major and most ambitious upgrade to its mobile operating system yet. Note: iOS 5 may not be available for […]

iOS Devices Stories October 24, 2012

Top places to trade a third-generation, not-so ‘new’ iPad for cash or credit

So…I have the new iPad, err, the third-generation iPad, and its value tanked by 30 percent to 50 percent in the last 24 hours thanks to the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini unveiling at the California Theatre yesterday. I now have a few decisions to make. I can keep my iPad and wait for a larger […]

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