CompareMyMobile: IPhone 5 Most Often Traded To Get A New IPhone

By 07:06 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

CompareMyMobile is a site where users can trade in their recent devices to assist fund the purchase of a recent one. Now that the recent iPhones are out, they find themselves on the wishlists of most people - 51.5% of those who traded in a phone, to be precise.

Of them, the overwhelming majority had an older iPhone - just over 88% - and few traded in an Android (7.3% had a Samsung, 3.2% had an HTC). For comparison a third of the people who went for a Galaxy S5 srecent an iPhone.

Apple was hoping to draw in Android users with the recent iPhone 6 Plus, but that doesn't seem to be working. It's not just that there were few Android trade-ins, 86% assumed they'll buy an iPhone 6 while only 14% assumed they're going for the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus.

The two year recent iPhone 5 accounted for the majority of recent devices (56%), the 16GB version became the most traded-in device on the site, taking over from the Galaxy S III from a few years ago.

Surprisingly last year's iPhone 5s came in second with just over 20%. Last year's Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S4, was one of the rarer devices at 1.6% trade-ins, less than even the recent HTC One (M8), 1.9%.




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