July 2012 – NextWorth

Archives by Month: July 2012

Rumored iPhone 5 Announcement Date & Why There Won’t be an iPhone 5

The wait for the iPhone 5 is coming to an end.

That is, of course, if the latest rumors from iMore are true. According to their sources, the next iPhone will be announced on September 12. Then you’ll only have to wait nine days for the official release on Friday, September 21.

iPhone 5 image?

Photo Via Mashable

If this seems to be a quicker turn around than past iPhone models—it’s because it is. There were about 16 months between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S and a year between the 3GS and the 4. This time, however we’re looking at just an 11-month lapse—which is less than half the duration of most phone contracts.

The other rumor? There won’t actually be an iPhone 5—not because they’re going to announce the iPhone 4S2, but because sources say Apple’s scrapping the numerical product names across the board. Remember in March when the iPad 3 was actually the “new iPad”? Similarly, the next iPhone won’t be the iPhone 5, but simply the “iPhone.”

Regardless of the name of the next iPhone, we know you’re going to want it. We’re also pretty sure you won’t physically cannot wait until your contract is fulfilled to upgrade phones—and we don’t blame you. To help alleviate some of the strain that will place on your wallet, we offer competitive prices on iPhone trades. Historically, the closer we get to a new phone release, the further prices for current iPhone models drop. That means the time to trade is NOW. We offer a 21-day price lock—get your quote today, but keep your device for 21 more days—so you can get the best price without giving up your device too early.

Have you heard any good iPhone 5—er, iPhone—rumors lately? Which one are you most anticipating?

4 Easy Ways to Protect Your Gadgets from Summer Heat

Temperatures are skyrocketing across many parts of the U.S. this summer. You’ve probably taken precautions to keep your family, pets and home safe… but what about your electronics? If you want to maintain the value of your gadgets, then you need to consider them, too, as you venture out in the heat this summer.

Don’t fret—it’s easy to take care of your electronics. Here are 4 easy ways to protect your gadgets from the summer heat:

hot laptop in the sun
Separate electronics from one another. Stacking gadgets in a bag will intensify the heat they conduct—which is dangerous for them. By separating them, air can easily flow around the gadgets and help keep them cool.

Don’t store gadgets in your pockets. If possible, carry electronics in a purse or backpack, instead of in your pocket, where they’ll be susceptible to your body heat.

Keep gadgets out of hot cars and direct sunlight. Don’t leave your phone, tablet or laptop in your car when it’s hot outside. However, when you take them out into the summer heat (like to the park or the pool), keep them in the shade—preferably under a light towel or blanket.

Avoid drastic temperature changes. Subjecting your gadgets to extreme temperature changes is hard on them. Instead, let them transition slowly. If you know you’ll be going back and forth between hot and cold environments, leave your electronics at home.

Looking for a reason to unplug this summer? These high temperatures might be just the ticket you need!

Have you ever had a problem with gadgets reacting to high temperatures?


Kim Komando Suggests NextWorth for Trading Old Electronics

We love it when our friends let us in on a new product, service or special deal. That’s why we’re so glad that well-known technology columnist and radio host, Kim Komando, decided to share the benefits of NextWorth with her loyal audience! Selected as Kim’s “Cool Site of the Day”, she shares how easily NextWorthRead More

8 Tweetable Facts about E-Waste

We know technology is always moving forward. Every day we learn about a new must-have appliance or gadget. What many of us do not know about is that e-waste is pushing forward, too.  As we replace our old electronics with the new, e-waste becomes increasingly prevalent. In light of this creeping epidemic, we compiled aRead More

How to: Trade-in a Digital Camera

Digital cameras, for many people, are less useful than they used to be. With most of us having smartphones with built-in cameras and memory, it doesn’t make much sense to carry around a camera and a phone. If this sounds like you, then this post is for you. Today we’re showing you how easy itRead More

Special Offers at Target for iPhone and iPad Trades!

Through our partnership with Target stores, you can trade your gadgets in-store at more than 1,470 stores in the US. During July, Target is offering two different promotions to help you get the most out of your old gadgets. Check out the deals below and then go make a trade! iPhone Get $150 for anyRead More

Old School Gadgets You Can Still Buy

What was your favorite gadget in the 90s? Did you have a Walkman? Maybe you were one of the first on the block to have a dial-up modem. If your favorite gadget is old and outdated, never fear—you can probably still buy it brand new! Over at Gizmodo, they recently rounded up 9 super oldRead More

It’s An Electronics World, We’re Just Living in it

How many electronic devices do you own? Cisco predicts that the number of mobile devices will exceed the number of people on earth by the end of this year. And by 2016, they predict we’ll have 1.4 mobile devices per person. The question on many people’s minds, however, is how long each of these devicesRead More

Online or In-store Electronics Trades: Which is right for Me?

Here at NextWorth, we want to make sure trading your old or unused electronics is as easy as possible. In order to do that, we have two ways to trade: online or in-store. Take a look at the differences below to decide which is right for you. Mail from the convenience of your home withRead More

Get Paid when Your Friends Sell Electronics with our new Refer-A-Friend Program [VIDEO]

Want to make money by telling your friends about NextWorth’s trade-in service? Well now you can with our new Refer-A-Friend program! Simply share your personal link with friends and family. When they make a trade valued at $50 or more, you’ll receive a $10 reward from one of your favorite retailers! As an added incentive,Read More