Image of what is rumored to be an iPhone 5 prototype next to a current-gen iPhone model
Rumors last week that the iPhone would be announced on Sept. 12 and launched a short time later have caused iPhone trade-ins to surge, according to reports.
Website MacWorld says that the rumors brought a major rise in iPhone owners trying to sell off their handsets. Trade-in offers for smartphones on eBay’s Instant Sale site between July 30 and August 1 were up 70 percent from the same three-day period one week before.
Sept. 12 seems like a likely date for the announcement as it’s been reported by iMore and All Things D, both sites have great track records with their Apple rumors and reports.