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Samsung smartphone trade-in requests surge in wake of Apple's iPhone 6 announcements

The unveiling of Apple's iPhone 6 handsets has unsurprisingly fueled a flood of trade-in requests from previous-generation iPhone owners lured by the new devices' larger displays and bonus features. But they're not the only ones preparing to make the jump —many owners of smartphones from Apple's chief rival Samsung are also eager to upgrade their experience.


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According to buyback service and AppleInsider partner Gazelle, trade-ins of Samsung devices were up threefold on a weekly basis immediately following Apple's Sept. 9 announcement, suggesting Apple's larger screen sizes may already be doing their part to court over Android switchers.

Samsung, of course, has offered jumbo-sized phones, including its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, for years, but 2014 marks the first time Apple will cater to the big smartphone trend.

Of course, previous-generation iPhone owners are also rapidly trading in their devices to buy Apple's latest and greatest. Following the reveal of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone 5 was the most popular item traded in at Gazelle, representing 47 percent of all legacy Apple smartphones.

Coming in next was last year's iPhone 5s, which accounted for 34 percent of all trade-ins, while the three-year-old iPhone 4S was 13 percent.




In comparison, a year ago, the iPhone 4S was the most-traded-in phone at 42 percent, while the iPhone 5 followed closely behind at 36 percent. The trends suggest that most users typically wait two years— also the length of the average wireless contract —before upgrading.

Overall, Gazelle saw its trade-ins increase 293 percent from the week prior thanks to Apple's iPhone 6 announcement, averaging 480 offers per minute. iPhone 5 trade-ins alone were up 346 percent, while iPhone 5s trade-ins grew 404 percent week over week.

Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus become available for preorder tonight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, 3:01 a.m. Eastern. Users can lock in their cash trade-in offers from Gazelle now, and won't have to ship their current iPhone until after the new iPhone 6 arrives on Sept. 19. AI's Trade-In Payout Guide also lists several alternatives to Gazelle.

iPhone trade in values

Current iPhone Trade-In Cash Payouts

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Average Poor
iPhone 7 Plus      
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Verizon $335* $310* $140*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Unlocked $335* $310* $140*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Verizon $405* $375* $160*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Unlocked $405* $375* $160*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Verizon $375* $350* $150*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Unlocked $380* $350* $150*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB AT&T $325* $300* $130*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB AT&T $380* $355* $150*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB AT&T $355* $330* $140*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB T-Mobile $320* $300* $125*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB T-Mobile $375* $345* $140*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB T-Mobile $350* $320* $130*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 32GB Sprint $320* $300* $125*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Sprint $375* $345* $140*
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Sprint $350* $320* $130*
iPhone 7      
Apple iPhone 7 32GB Verizon $320* $285* $120*
Apple iPhone 7 32GB Unlocked $320* $285* $120*
Apple iPhone 7 256GB Verizon $375* $350* $145*
Apple iPhone 7 256GB Unlocked $375* $350* $145*
Apple iPhone 7 128GB Verizon $345* $320* $130*
Apple iPhone 7 128GB Unlocked $345* $320* $130*
Apple iPhone 7 32GB AT&T $305* $275* $120*
Apple iPhone 7 256GB AT&T $355* $325* $135*
Apple iPhone 7 128GB AT&T $325* $300* $125*
Apple iPhone 7 32GB T-Mobile $285* $265* $110*
Apple iPhone 7 256GB T-Mobile $335* $310* $130*
Apple iPhone 7 128GB T-Mobile $305* $280* $120*
Apple iPhone 7 32GB Sprint $285* $265* $110*
Apple iPhone 7 256GB Sprint $335* $310* $130*
Apple iPhone 7 128GB Sprint $305* $280* $120*
iPhone SE      
Apple iPhone SE 64GB Verizon $165* $147* $62*
Apple iPhone SE 64GB Unlocked $165* $147* $62*
Apple iPhone SE 64GB AT&T $140* $125* $52*
Apple iPhone SE 32GB Verizon $145* $135* $47
Apple iPhone SE 32GB Unlocked $145* $135* $47
Apple iPhone SE 32GB AT&T $125* $115* $42
Apple iPhone SE 16GB Verizon $141* $126* $52*
Apple iPhone SE 16GB Unlocked $141* $126* $52*
Apple iPhone SE 16GB AT&T $116* $106* $42
Apple iPhone SE 128GB Verizon $170* $152* $62*
Apple iPhone SE 128GB AT&T $145* $135* $47
Apple iPhone SE 128GB Unlocked $170* $152* $62*
Apple iPhone SE 64GB T-Mobile $130* $120* $47
Apple iPhone SE 32GB T-Mobile $120* $110* $42
Apple iPhone SE 16GB T-Mobile $115* $105* $42
Apple iPhone SE 128GB T-Mobile $140* $130* $42
Apple iPhone SE 64GB Sprint $130* $120* $47
Apple iPhone SE 32GB Sprint $120* $110* $42
Apple iPhone SE 16GB Sprint $115* $105* $42
Apple iPhone SE 128GB Sprint $140* $130* $42
iPhone 6s Plus      
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64GB Verizon $285* $255* $105*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64GB Unlocked GSM $285* $255* $105*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 32GB Verizon $270* $245* $100*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 32GB Unlocked GSM $270* $245* $100*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 16GB Verizon $255* $230* $95*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 16GB Unlocked GSM $255* $230* $95*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 128GB Verizon $300* $270* $110*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 128GB Unlocked GSM $300* $270* $110*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64GB AT&T $250* $225* $95*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 32GB AT&T $235* $210* $90*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 16GB AT&T $225* $205* $90*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 128GB AT&T $270* $245* $100*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64GB T-Mobile $230* $215* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 32GB T-Mobile $215* $200* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 16GB T-Mobile $200* $185* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 128GB T-Mobile $240* $225* $90*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 64GB Sprint $230* $215* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 32GB Sprint $215* $200* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 16GB Sprint $200* $185* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S Plus 128GB Sprint $240* $225* $90*
iPhone 6s      
Apple iPhone 6S 64GB Verizon $250* $225* $95*
Apple iPhone 6S 64GB Unlocked GSM $250* $225* $95*
Apple iPhone 6S 32GB Verizon $220* $200* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S 32GB Unlocked GSM $220* $200* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S 16GB Verizon $210* $190* $80*
Apple iPhone 6S 16GB Unlocked GSM $210* $190* $80*
Apple iPhone 6S 128GB Verizon $270* $245* $100*
Apple iPhone 6S 128GB Unlocked GSM $270* $245* $100*
Apple iPhone 6S 64GB AT&T $235* $210* $90*
Apple iPhone 6S 32GB AT&T $210* $190* $80*
Apple iPhone 6S 16GB AT&T $205* $185* $75*
Apple iPhone 6S 128GB AT&T $250* $225* $95*
Apple iPhone 6S 64GB T-Mobile $200* $185* $80*
Apple iPhone 6S 32GB T-Mobile $190* $175* $75*
Apple iPhone 6S 16GB T-Mobile $170* $155* $70*
Apple iPhone 6S 128GB T-Mobile $215* $200* $85*
Apple iPhone 6S 64GB Sprint $200* $185* $80*
Apple iPhone 6S 32GB Sprint $190* $175* $75*
Apple iPhone 6S 16GB Sprint $170* $155* $70*
Apple iPhone 6S 128GB Sprint $215* $200* $85*
iPhone 6 Plus      
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64GB Verizon $201* $186 $75*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64GB Unlocked GSM $201* $186* $75*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Verizon $181* $166* $70*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Unlocked GSM $181* $166* $70*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB Verizon $216* $201* $85*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB Unlocked GSM $216* $201* $85*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64GB AT&T $175* $160* $65*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB AT&T $155* $140* $60*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB AT&T $191* $175* $75*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64GB T-Mobile $150* $140* $60*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB T-Mobile $140* $130* $55*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB T-Mobile $161* $151* $60*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 64GB Sprint $150* $140* $60*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 16GB Sprint $140* $130* $55*
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 128GB Sprint $161* $151* $60*
iPhone 6      
Apple iPhone 6 64GB Verizon $156* $141* $60*
Apple iPhone 6 64GB Unlocked GSM $156* $141* $60*
Apple iPhone 6 32GB Unlocked GSM $140* $130* $50*
Apple iPhone 6 16GB Verizon $136* $121* $55*
Apple iPhone 6 16GB Unlocked GSM $136* $121* $55*
Apple iPhone 6 128GB Verizon $166* $151* $65*
Apple iPhone 6 128GB Unlocked GSM $166* $151* $65*
Apple iPhone 6 64GB AT&T $145* $131* $55*
Apple iPhone 6 32GB AT&T Prepaid GoPhone $100* $90* $35
Apple iPhone 6 16GB AT&T $126* $111* $50*
Apple iPhone 6 128GB AT&T $151* $136* $60*
Apple iPhone 6 64GB T-Mobile $130* $120* $45
Apple iPhone 6 16GB T-Mobile $110* $100* $40
Apple iPhone 6 128GB T-Mobile $135* $125* $50*
Apple iPhone 6 64GB Sprint $130* $120* $45
Apple iPhone 6 16GB Sprint $110* $100* $40
Apple iPhone 6 128GB Sprint $135* $125* $50*
iPhone 5s      
Apple iPhone 5S 64GB Verizon $87* $82* $31
Apple iPhone 5S 64GB Unlocked GSM $87* $82* $31
Apple iPhone 5S 32GB Verizon $77* $72* $27
Apple iPhone 5S 32GB Unlocked GSM $77* $72* $27
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Verizon $70* $65* $26
Apple iPhone 5S 64GB AT&T $82* $75* $26
Apple iPhone 5S 32GB AT&T $75* $70* $21
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB AT&T $67* $62* $21
Apple iPhone 5S 64GB T-Mobile $55* $50* $15
Apple iPhone 5S 32GB T-Mobile $50* $45 $15
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB T-Mobile $45 $40 $12
Apple iPhone 5S 64GB Sprint $55* $50* $15
Apple iPhone 5S 32GB Sprint $50* $45 $15
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Sprint $45 $40 $12
iPhone 5c      
Apple iPhone 5C 8GB Verizon $35 $31 $12
Apple iPhone 5C 8GB Unlocked GSM $35 $31 $12
Apple iPhone 5C 32GB Unlocked GSM $50* $45 $16
Apple iPhone 5C 32GB Verizon $50* $45 $16
Apple iPhone 5C 16GB Verizon $45 $40 $16
Apple iPhone 5C 16GB Unlocked GSM $45 $40 $16
Apple iPhone 5C 8GB AT&T $32 $27 $11
Apple iPhone 5C 32GB AT&T $45 $40 $12
Apple iPhone 5C 16GB AT&T $40 $35 $12
Apple iPhone 5C 8GB T-Mobile $25 $21 $10
Apple iPhone 5C 32GB T-Mobile $35 $30 $11
Apple iPhone 5C 16GB T-Mobile $30 $25 $11
Apple iPhone 5C 8GB Sprint $25 $21 $10
Apple iPhone 5C 32GB Sprint $35 $30 $11
Apple iPhone 5C 16GB Sprint $30 $25 $11
iPhone 5*      
Apple iPhone 5 64GB Verizon $56* $51* $16
Apple iPhone 5 64GB Unlocked GSM $56* $51* $16
Apple iPhone 5 32GB Verizon $51* $46 $15
Apple iPhone 5 32GB Unlocked GSM $51* $46 $15
Apple iPhone 5 16GB Verizon $45 $40 $15
Apple iPhone 5 16GB Unlocked GSM $45 $40 $15
Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Unlocked GSM $70* $65* $26
Apple iPhone 5 64GB AT&T $51* $46 $16
Apple iPhone 5 32GB AT&T $46 $41 $11
Apple iPhone 5 16GB AT&T $40 $35 $11
Apple iPhone 5 64GB T-Mobile $40 $35 $10
Apple iPhone 5 32GB T-Mobile $35 $30 $10
Apple iPhone 5 16GB T-Mobile $32 $26 $10
Apple iPhone 5 64GB Sprint $35 $31 $10
Apple iPhone 5 32GB Sprint $30 $26 $10
Apple iPhone 5 16GB Sprint $25 $20 $8
*Price with coupon code APPLEINSIDER10 ($10 bonus on $50+ trades)