iPhone trade-ins at all time high in anticipation of iPhone 5

No one knows when the next-generation iPhone will be released, save for Apple themselves, but it looks like some people might be getting ahead of themselves and have apparently started selling their iPhones to gadget trade-in site Gazelle.com.

As far as the iPhone 4S/5 release is concerned, it has been speculated and rumored that it will see either a 4th of October announcement or a 5th of October announcement. Naturally both dates are speculated and it’s impossible to confirm them right now, but that hasn’t stopped people from buying into the rumors and selling off their current iPhones in hopes to upgrade to a brand new one come this October.

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According to Gazelle, this is the highest they’ve ever seen iPhones being traded-in compared to last year, and it seems to be a rather unprecedented event.

“It’s really unprecedented behavior,” Scarsella said. “Usually gadget owners, especially with phones, they wait [to sell back] until the new one is announced.”

Anyone here sold their iPhone based on the rumors of a possible October launch?

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Key SpecsiPhone 5iPhone 4iPhone 3GS
StatusReleasedReleasedReleased
Display Diagonal4"3.5"3.5"
Processor/Soc NameA6, 2-core, 1.3 GHzA4, 1 GHz
Street Price (Approx)~ $260
Search low iPhone 5 price (Amazon)
~ $185
Search low iPhone 4 price (Amazon)
Max. Total Storage Capacity64 GB32 GB32 GB
Megapixels8 MP5 MP3.15 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)1440 mAh1420 mAh
Complete product dataApple iPhone 5 Full specs and detailsApple iPhone 4 Full specs and detailsApple iPhone 3GS Full specs and details


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