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Stephen Hall

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Stephen is Managing Editor at 9to5Google. You can find his current work at 9to5Google, 9to5Mac, 9to5Toys, and Electrek. If you want to get in touch with Stephen, be sure to follow him on Twitter. Or, you can send him an email at stephen (at) 9to5mac (dot) com, or an encrypted email at hallstephenj (at) protonmail (dot) com.

 

 

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February 18

How much is your iPhone X worth right now?

The iPhone X was one of the most stunning iPhones to date when it launched, but as time passes, it ages just like any other smartphone. Whether you’re looking to sell your iPhone X to upgrade to the iPhone XS or even the iPhone 11, you’ve come to the right place. First, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade-in.

February 17

How much is your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus worth right now?

So you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus laying around, and you’re wondering what it’s worth. Great, you’ve come to the right place! You might be surprised how simple it is to ditch your old iPhone 8 or 8 Plus and get on with updating to the latest iPhone. But first, let’s find out how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade.

How much is your iPhone 7/ 7 Plus worth right now?

So you have an aging iPhone 7 or 7 Plus sitting in a drawer somewhere and you just want to get rid of it? Or maybe you’re looking to upgrade to a brand new iPhone X or later? Regardless of your situation, if you’re going to get rid of your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, it can help to know how much it’s worth and how to get the most value for your trade in (or, alternatively just skip the hassle of selling it altogether).

February 5

We’re well into 2020 now, and if you missed the fall smartphone upgrade cycle, you might be thinking it’s time to upgrade all those old devices. But if you’re buying a new iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device for yourself or a loved one this year, what are you to do with all your old gear? Why not get some cash for those devices? This month’s deals below…

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January 14

The concept of cryptocurrency can be an enigma, but buying cryptocurrency for yourself can be even more confusing. Should you use Coinbase? Or Cash App? Is there another app that’s even better? Is buying Bitcoin on your phone safe at all? Have no fear — here’s how to buy Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Litecoin directly from your iPhone.

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January 6

It might feel like it was just yesterday that Apple launched the iPhone XS, but just like any other smartphone, the passage of time quickly dates our devices no matter how beloved they are. Regardless of which phone you’re looking to upgrade to, you might be curious to know what your iPhone XS or XS Max is worth in terms of trade in value. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to get the most cash for your phone.

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January 2

I don’t know what your New Year’s resolutions are, but most people are at least a little interested in decluttering their lives. Now that the 2019 holiday season has passed, there’s a good chance you have some old devices laying around that might need recycling. Whether you just want to ditch old devices or you want to make sure you don’t contribute to the problem of e-waste, here’s how you can start 2020 right by recycling your device… expand full story

December 31, 2019

The 2019 holiday season has passed and 2020 is right around the corner, and that means you’ve likely picked up a new device or two. iPhones are some of the hottest gifts every year, but the inevitable question for many of us is always what we’re supposed to do with old ones.  Here’s how to trade in or recycle your old iPhone…

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November 29, 2019

As is to be expected, Black Friday is set to bring some of the best MacBook deals of the year. While there are already some great deals available right now through various online retailers, Best Buy and Costco are also expected to bring the heat next week with some Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals of their own. You’ll find all of the best MacBook (and other Mac!) Black Friday deals down below.

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This year, we’re expecting the annual Black Friday sales to bring some of the best deals on iPhone we’ll see all year. All of the top retailers, like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are set to offer substantial discounts on Apple’s flagship smartphones. Specifically, you should expect major gift card offers on the latest iPhones and big price cuts on some older iPhone models. Stay updated on all the best iPhone Black Friday deals below…

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November 25, 2019

When are episodes 6, 7, and 8 of ‘See’ airing on Apple TV+?

See is one of many new offerings on Apple’s new Apple TV+ streaming service, and at launch, only 3 of its 8 total episodes were available to stream. Now that you’ve watched the first set, you might be wondering when you can expect to get more of Jason Momoa, Sylvia Hoeks, Alfre Woodard, and more. Here’s when you should expect episodes 6, 7, and 8 of ‘See’ to air on Apple TV+.

When are episodes 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of The Morning Show airing on Apple TV+?

The Morning Show is one of many new offerings on Apple’s new Apple TV+ streaming service, and at launch, only 3 of its 10 total episodes were available to stream. Now that you’ve watched the first set, you might be wondering when you can expect to get more of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. Here’s when you should expect episodes 6 through 10 of The Morning Show to air on Apple TV+.

November 18, 2019

There are many ways to resell, recycle, or trade in your old iPhone. You could sell it directly through online auction sites and marketplaces, sell it locally with a site like Craigslist, give it to a family member in need of an upgrade, or even trade it in at one of a variety of sites dedicated to buying and reselling old devices. One of the most popular trade-in sites is Apple’s own Apple Trade-In program — but is it the best way to trade in your old phone?

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September 12, 2019

Comment: Apple could kill Wear OS with a pull of the Apple Watch lever

This week, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 5. It’s the perhaps the most modest year-over-year upgrade for the Apple Watch yet, adding little more than an always-on display. But that’s the thing: Apple doesn’t need to make major strides with its smartwatch offering — they’re far enough ahead that it doesn’t matter. And they could leverage that lead to destroy Wear OS if they wanted to…

May 30, 2019

Not only are your aging AirPods recyclable, you can make a few bucks on them too

AirPods don’t exactly have a reputation for standing the test of time. Many who bought a pair back when they launched in December 2016 have probably experienced this by now, most often in a wasting battery (not to mention horrid earwax buildup in the case!). It turns out that not only are AirPods more recycle-able than you’d think, but you can also get cash for repurposing them…

May 28, 2019

Apple just announced the 2019 MacBook Pro, packing — on the higher end at least — some notable speed bumps and a refreshed 3rd generation butterfly keyboard. Have an older MacBook Pro that you want to sell or trade in to get the latest MacBook Pro? You have lots of options for doing so.

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April 25, 2019

What’s the difference between Apple Trade In and Apple GiveBack?

Nothing. There’s no difference between Apple Trade In and Apple GiveBack. Just before Earth Day 2018, Apple rebranded its Trade In program as GiveBack, and around Earth Day 2019, Apple walked back that branding change and is now once again referring to its trade in program as Apple Trade In.

April 22, 2019

It’s Earth Day 2019, and that means there’s pretty much no better day than today to think about how your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device will affect the planet. Whether it’s an old iPhone 5 sitting in a drawer that you want to recycle, or a relatively new Apple Watch that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the latest model, we can help you make sure your old devices end up in the right hands.

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March 30, 2019

Apple hires Tesla’s head of electric powertrains in effort to bring electric car to market

There has long been a debate about Apple’s secretive automotive project being only about a self-driving system for vehicles rather than a full electric autonomous vehicle. It now looks clear that the latter is the case as Apple hires Tesla’s head of electric powertrains.

October 8, 2018

[Update: Final renders, details] Everything Google’s debuting at its 2018 ‘Made by Google’ event: Pixel 3, Home Hub, and more

Google’s annual fall hardware event is right around the corner, and that means this year’s rumor season is coming to a close. But thanks to countless leaks, reports, tweets, and information from our own sources over the last several months, we have a really good idea at this point what the Made by Google event 2018 has in store. We can confidently say you should expect to see the new Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, a Google Pixel Slate tablet, a Google Home Hub Smart Display, and more.

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