NextWorth extends price lock for iPhone trade-ins

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NextWorth iPhone trade-in

We recently reported that Apple is offering up to $345 to recycle your old iPhone 4S, heading into the inevitable announcement of the new iPhone this month. However, Apple’s trade-in partner, PowerON, doesn’t lock in at this price. NextWorth does, as their online quotes for all iPhone models received after August 20th are now guaranteed through at least October 1st.

NextWorth has lengthened its usual 21-day price lock so customers can keep their old devices for as long as possible before sending them in. In other words, you can get a pre-announcement price guarantee on your current iPhone, but be able to hold onto your current iPhone long enough for a smooth content transfer and not have to go without an iPhone while waiting for your new one to arrive. Traditionally, trade-in values do decrease after updated models are announced and/or made available, and NextWorth is already claiming that trade-in volume is up over 2,500% compared to the same period before the iPhone 4S launch.

Current trade-in values:

  • $300, 16GB iPhone 4S
  • $351, 64GB iPhone 4S

To get your iPhone trade-in quote, simply go to, select the appropriate iPhone model and answer a few questions about its condition. Print and save the free and fully insured UPS shipping label provided by NextWorth, and drop it off with UPS before October 1. For trade-in payment, customers have the choice of PayPal, cash or a gift card.

Full disclosure: TechnologyTell is in an affiliate program with NextWorth.

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  • VP

    Definitely only getting $260 for my iPhone 4S 32gb Sprint black. Where did you get these prices?

    • Kirk Hiner

      From the press release, but verified on their site. Sprint phones trade lower than AT&T, for some reason.