After the announcement of the much anticipated iPhone 5 last week, e-bay’s instant sale tradein offer numbers went ablaze according to appleinsider.com. In the five days after the announcement the number of tradein’s increased 256% and the data helped to give an idea of who is looking to pick up the new iPhone.
It seems the majority of people looking to upgrade are current iOS device users, showing Apple is still having a hard time breaking into the Android market. Here is the breakdown; 69% were offers from iPhone users, 16 percent from Android users, and 4% from other devices. To go more in depth of the Apple smart phone users 46% were looking to unload a iPhone 4, 40% iPhone 4S, 8% 3GS, and 6% 3G.
E-bay was able to further break this data down by the actual models:
- iPhone 4 32GB AT&T
- iPhone 4s 64GB
- iPhone 4 16GB AT&T
- iPhone 4s 16GB
- iPhone 4s 32GB
This data shows overall that current market of iPhone owners looking to upgrade is gigantic, but in the over saturation of smart phones in the market may be hurting Apple.