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Taking a Look at Samsung’s Newest Smartphone Sep 25, 2014 | NextWorth

Amidst the hysteria surrounding the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung is preparing for a release of its own. Its latest phone, the Galaxy Note 4, is rumored to be available in October. While the Note 4 is not expected to feature any major new features, it will boast a number of upgrades over previous generations; making it the most advanced Galaxy Note yet. Note4

 

 Photo courtesy Samsung.com Here is everything you need to know: Improved Display The most significant upgrade to the Note 4 is on the display. The screen size has remained the same at 5.7 inches, but the clarity and color improvements are very noticeable. The Note 4 features an industry-leading 2560x1440 resolution, as well as Samsung’s Super AMOLED display. The AMOLED display is the biggest differentiator for the Note 4, making its colors more vibrant than its competitors’. Advanced S Pen There is also a significant upgrade expected for the stylus pen. The new S Pen will bring twice the sensitivity of the previous version, making the writing experience feel even more natural. The improved S Pen also includes new writing options like calligraphy and fountain pen. Improved Battery The battery for the Note 4 has also undergone significant upgrades. In addition to installing a battery that lasts longer from charge to charge, the phone will also charge faster than ever before. Charging from zero to 50% will only take about 30 minutes, which is almost half the time of previous generations. The Note 4 also includes a feature called Ultra Power Saving Mode, which can be turned on to preserve battery life by reducing the display’s color scheme to grayscale. Although its release will happen more quietly than the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is sure to be a hit. Make sure you prepare by trading in your old smartphone at NextWorth.com and for a limited time lock your trade-in quote with a 10% bonus value with promo code SAMSUNG10.

iPhone 6 News from Apple’s Press Event Sep 11, 2014 | NextWorth

The iPhone news that we have all been waiting for is finally here! In their highly anticipated press event, Apple officially announced that there will be two iPhones, the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus, released on Friday, September 19. Both phones will be available to pre-order this Friday, September 12. preorder_iphone6

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To get you prepared for Apple’s exciting new release, here are the new features you need to know about for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: - Anodized aluminum back that curves around into the glass screen on the front. - Ion-strengthened glass screen. - 8 megapixel cameras, including enhanced focus and face sensors. - iOS 8 - A8 processor, which is 25% faster than the previous generation. - Enhanced batteries, allowing for 11 hours of video watching on the iPhone 6 and 14 hours on the iPhone 6 Plus. - Apple Pay. The newly announced mobile payment system will be available on both phones. The system will simply require tapping the iPhone against a designated payment device in one of the several major retailers Apple has partnered with. Apple Pay will initially be good for users with American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. - With an upgrade the iPhone 6 will start at $199 and the iPhone 6 Plus at $299. With the release of these exciting new phones coming in just over a week, now is the best time to trade-in your phone at NextWorth.com and lock in your price quote while you still can!

Sales and Trade-Ins from Previous iPhone Launches Aug 25, 2014 | NextWorth

As the release of the iPhone 6 approaches, consumers are preparing to trade-in their old iPhones just in time for an upgrade. Because the iPhone 6 is a new form factor, NextWorth expects to see twice as much trade-in volume on NextWorth.com in comparison to the launches of the 2013 iPhone 5s/5c. Below is a look at how the past sales figures compare to trade-ins at NextWorth. In 2011, the iPhone 4s sold approximately 4 million units in its first weekend. In its first weekend in 2012, the iPhone 5 sold nearly 5 million units. Last year, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c combined to sell 9 million units in the first weekend. The steady increase of first weekend sales each year suggests that the iPhone 6 and its numerous upgrades could expect a big first weekend, potentially reaching 10 million units. As far as trade-ins go, historical results show a 105% increase in trades when Apple introduces a new form factor, compared a much smaller change when they introduced an “S” version. The visual below shows NextWorth’s trade-in volumes during the previous launches, and the estimated trade-in expectation for the upcoming iPhone 6 release. Historical Trade-in Volume Although there is not a noticeable correlation between the sales and trade-ins of previous iPhones, both numbers have increased since the iPhone 4s in 2011. With dramatic changes rumored with the iPhone 6 release, expectations are at an all-time high for sales and trade-ins over the next month.


Preparing for the iPhone 6 launch Aug 22, 2014 | NextWorth

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For anyone who loves the iPhone, this is one of the most exciting times of the year. As September quickly approaches, the release of the iPhone 6 is right around the corner. With anticipation building, it is important to know what is in store for the new iPhone. Although official announcements are not expected until September 9, here is everything we know about the iPhone 6 so far:

New features

As with every new iPhone that is released, the iPhone 6 is expected to have a faster processor and some upgrades to the camera. However, the biggest change expected with the iPhone 6 is screen size.

The iPhone 5S, the most recent model available, has a 4-inch screen. To improve upon this, the expectation is that two phones will be released; one with a 4.7 inch screen, and one with a 5.5 inch screen. This would be a drastic change for the iPhone, one that would likely generate a lot of interest.

In addition to a larger screen, rumors suggest that we should expect some other major new features on the iPhone 6. Among those are a new screen made from sapphire, which would essentially be scratch-proof. There is also the possibility for wireless charging capabilities and extended battery life in the iPhone 6.

Release date

Although Apple has yet to confirm an official release date for the iPhone 6, the latest reports indicate that the release will happen on September 9. It is still unclear if Apple will release two different sizes at the same time, or if the 5.5 inch phone will come at a later date.

Sales

In September 2013, the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, Apple’s discount smartphone, sold a combined 9 million units. Neither of these phones offered any significant upgrades from the previous model, so expectations are that the iPhone 6 will easily surpass those first weekend sales.

With the release of the iPhone 6 coming soon, now is a great time to prepare. Typically older models of the iPhone will decrease in value during an iPhone launch so take advantage of NextWorth.com’s, 30-Day PriceLock and lock-in the price of your iPhone 4, 5, 5C, or 5S ahead of the iPhone 6 launch. Visit NextWorth today and trade-in to get ready for your exciting new upgrade!


What to expect from iOS 8 Aug 11, 2014 | NextWorth

Every year with the release of the new iPhone, Apple also unveils a major software update to their operating system called iOS. This fall, when Apple will release the iPhone 6, it will also launch iOS 8, which will bring some significant new features to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. If you own an iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, or 5S and don’t plan to buy the iPhone 6 right away, updating to iOS 8 is the best way to keep your current phone up to date. Photo courtesy apple.com  Photo courtesy apple.com To get you ready for the update, here is a primer of what to expect from iOS 8: Messages – With iOS 8, you can record and send voice messages right from the messages app. Users will also be able to record and send videos all from within the messages app. Continuity – Users with multiple Apple products – iPhone, iPad, Mac – will be able to move from one device to the next more seamlessly. On iOS 8, if your iPhone is ringing in another room, you will be able to answer the call on your iPad or Mac. Continuity also allows you to pick up where you left off with emails, calendar events, and more. Health – The Health app will be a collection of data taken from a selection of health related apps you use on a daily basis. For example, if you use an app to count calories, track workouts, or monitor sleep patterns, the health app will collect information from those apps and store it all in one organized place. This information provides users with a quick snapshot of their health and wellbeing. Enterprise – iOS 8 devices will have plenty of new features for the workplace. When creating a meeting or event in the calendar app, users will now be able to see if there is a scheduling conflict with anyone they’re inviting. In mail, users can set an out of office message right from their device, and designate emails to read later if they are too busy at the time.   Whether you are planning to buy the iPhone 6 or just complete the software update on your current phone, iOS 8 will enhance the experience of using an iPhone. These four major changes, with the addition of a number of smaller adjustments and enhancements, should make iOS 8 Apple’s most advanced and exciting operating system yet. If you still have an iPhone 4 now it's the time to consider selling it and upgrading to a newer generation.