Our annual iPhone trade-in guide, ‘iPhone 6’ release date and more

Summer
doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22 in the northern
hemisphere. Nonetheless, folks in the United States unofficially
celebrate (or mourn) summer’s end on Labor Day, which is Monday, Sept. 1
this year. As any true Apple fan knows, this means that a new
iPhone can’t be far behind.

This year, we expect Apple to unveil its new iPhone lineup on Tuesday, Sept. 9. With this in mind, we’d like to offer our loyal readers some important dates in the coming weeks.

On Thursday, Sept. 4, AppAdvice will publish our
annual iPhone trade-in guide. Here, we’ll highlight the best places to
get some serious cash (or gift cards) for your older handsets, including
the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s. We’ll also be
offering some special promotions just for AppAdvice readers.

Pencil in Wednesday, Sept. 17 as the day Apple
releases iOS 8 to the public — at least for iPhone. A version for iPad
might not happen until October, when Apple’s next-generation tablets are
likely to be announced.

Since 2008, iPhones have been announced and released according to a fairly consistent schedule. Therefore, Friday, Sept. 19 is
the day Apple is most likely to release the “iPhone 6.” The big unknown
is whether Apple will release both the rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch
iPhone 6 models on the same day.

  • 2008, iPhone 3G, announced Monday, June 9, released Friday, July 11.
  • 2009, iPhone 3GS, announced Monday, June 8, released Friday, June 19.
  • 2010, iPhone 4, announced Monday, June 7, released Thursday, June 24.
  • 2011, iPhone 4s, announced Tuesday, Oct. 4, available Friday, Oct. 14.
  • 2012, iPhone 5, announced Wednesday, Sept. 12, available Friday, Sept. 21.
  • 2013, iPhone 5s/5c, announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, available Friday, Sept. 20.

We can’t wait to cover the iPhone announcement and its aftermath. We hope you can join us for all of the big announcements.

For recent iPhone news (and rumors), see: Just in time for iOS 8 and the ‘iPhone 6,’ Verizon will soon be rolling out Voice-over-LTE technologyVerizon ‘retires’ the 32 GB iPhone 5c ahead of Apple’s ‘iPhone 6’ launchA key analyst sees ‘no impact’ to any ‘iPhone 6′ display shortage.

 — AppAdvice

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