Two new Apple iPhones are slated to hit the market on September 10, 2013. The new models are the Apple iPhone 5S and the 5C. The iPhone 5S will have a sleek new look, include a fingerprint scanner, and comes in gold and graphite colors. A fingerprint scanner allows for more secure access and possibly features like secure payments, according to Huffington Post. Rumor has it that the fingerprint sensor will be underneath the home button.
At the other end of the spectrum is the iPhone 5C, a cheaper model, with a colorful plastic shell and a retail price of $400-$500 off contract. The Apple iPhone 5C is an answer to the average consumer's cry for a cheaper, well, more affordable, smartphone. Industry analysts speculate an iPhone with a lower price point will help Apple grow its business in China.
If you are a gadget junkie and must have one of the new iPhones coming next week, but are short on cash, consider trading in your older model using Amazon's Trade-In program. Amazon offers gift card credit for smartphones based on the condition. For example, an Apple iPhone in excellent condition can be worth up to $160 in gift card credit. Simply visit Amazon Trade-In, search for the item you want to trade, choose a condition, and ship it to Amazon for free. Gift card credit usually shows up on your Amazon account within a week. Use that gift card credit for essentials like groceries, school supplies, or of course, one of the newer iPhones.