The iPhone 6 is official which means that there are probably lots of customers out there who are eager to trade in their phones for the newer devices. After all this is a good way to shave some money off the price as well as get rid of devices you might probably not use again. That being said, a report from Gazelle (via AppleInsider) has revealed that Samsung trade-ins are on the rise.
The report claims that the trade-ins of Samsung phones in the weeks following the announcement have been up threefold, a lot higher than usual which seems to suggest that there are plenty of Samsung users who wouldn’t mind getting their hands on the new devices. Of course it is entirely possible that they could be trading in for another device, but it’s hard to ignore the coincidence.
Previously one of the reasons why Android users would avoid iPhones is because the screen is small compared to Android devices, many of which have passed the 5-inch mark since. However with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has addressed that feature so preference for Android aside, it does make for a compelling reason to make the switch.
In the meantime Gazelle has also found the iPhone 5 trade-ins account for most of the iPhone trade-ins at 47%. The iPhone 5s is at 34%, possibly due to the fact that many users are probably still on contract. This is followed up by the iPhone 4S at 13% and other iPhones at 6%.