It's important to get your iPhone model correct prior to selling it to avoid any surprises. We suggest you reference Apple's very own identify your iPhone model guide to help identify your model.
What's the best way to sell an iPhone for cash?
It depends. There's no one right answer. If you're an experienced seller on eBay or Craigslist, you will likely get the highest value for your iPhone on those platforms. However, they do require more effort from the seller, charge fees, and come with risk of fraud that novice sellers may not know how to protect themselves from.
For those customers, we recommend using a trade-in site such as ItsWorthMore. Trade in websites leverage their volume discounts and industry know-how to provide a smooth streamlined experience; for a slightly lower payout.
Another alternative is to trade in your iPhone directly with your carrier or with Apple. These typically offer lowest payouts and often come in a form of a gift card. Carriers tend to run promotions at times, usually if you switch carriers. Under the right circumstances, they can result into a very high return for your device.
Some older iPhones especially non-functional ones, do not have much of a resale value and you can choose to recycle them. Recycling in an environmentally friendly manner helps to keep toxic pollutants, such as lead, out of the environment.
When should I sell my iPhone?
The best time to sell your iPhone is usually now. Trade in prices for iPhones rarely trend up and when they do, it's a smaller dollar amount. We've noticed prices trend upwards in March, June, and September.
If you're looking to get the latest iPhone right when it's released, the best time to trade in or lock in an offer would be right before the announcement.
How should I prepare my iPhone for sale?
Backup your iPhone to your computer or use Apple's iCloud Backup Service. This way all your data can be transferred over to your new device.