Because Apple now seems to be ramping up its iPhone refreshes at a quicker pace than before, iPhone fans can expect to see newer improved models more frequently than the standard one-year waiting time in the past.

As Apple’s schedule for the release for these phones shortens, it means people who want to buy the latest tech will have to eventually get rid of their old phones somewhere. Some will just throw them in their old electronics drawer, never to be seen again, while others will pass the old models to friends or family.

But there is a third solution: sell your iPhone to a used electronics buyer such as for cash.

What’s the version?
The first thing you have to do before you can get some cash for your used iPhone is to determine what model you have. Although this may sound like an obvious thing to most people, there are some who received their iPhones as a gift and may not know the difference between iPhone versions (you know who you are out there).

To find out what type of iPhone you own, a simple visit to Apple’s iPhone reference website can show you the way. Click here to go there.

What’s the condition?
There are two groups of iPhone owners: the first are very careful in making sure their iPhones are shielded from harm by applying screen protectors to the displays, and purchasing good cases or shells to place their phones in. These phones will get top trade-in value.

The second group of owners doesn’t take any precautions to safeguard their iPhones from harm. It’s not because they don’t care about their investments, it’s usually because they know that they’ll be getting a new phone anyway within the year, so why bother with the additional costs of buying a case and screen? These iPhones won’t pull in as much trade-in value.

What's your iphone worth? has a very easy quote trade-in page on this website. All you have to do is answer a few quick questions related to the condition and model of your

iPhone, and presto, the trade-in value pops up. Make sure that the “cookies” function of your web browser is on to see the results.

The iPhone trade-in value page can be found by clicking here.

If you like the quote, just add your item to the cart and continue to add more items you may also want to sell. After you’re done with listing your items, select the way you want to get paid. You can have send you a check, or credit your funds to your PayPal account.

Get a shipping label
You can download a shipping label right away or ask for a shipping kit. Once you have everything ready to go, send it off to

Checking your stuff out
Once your package arrives, the iPhone will be inspected by the super evaluation team to see if the condition and description of your used iPhone matches what you sent us. Once this is done, you’ll get your cash, pronto!

Why sell your old stuff?
The first reason for most people is to get some value back from their old electronics. But a second reason can even be more important in the overall scope of things—trading in your old electronics means recycling and keeping e-waste from becoming landfill and polluting the environment.

So selling your used stuff does two great things; you’re making some money by selling your old iPhones and you’re also helping the planet become greener and that’s a win-win situation in anyone’s book.

Frank Ling is the National Technology Examiner for He is a writer, professional photographer, and video editor. One of his all-time favorite jobs was working at a large video game publisher as a QA trainer for testing game software.

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