eBay buzzes with iPhone 5 rumours
HA NOI — eBay, the online auction site, says more people than usual are making smartphone trade-ins on the basis of recent rumors that Apple has a new iPhone just around the corner.
Multiple reports that Apple will hold a special event to unveil its next iPhone have resulted in a noticeable boost in people trading in their old devices, eBay said yesterday.
According to the online auction site, submissions to its trade-in programme increased 70 per cent in the past three days, when compared with the same period the week before.
The company says that during that span "nearly" 100,000 smartphones were offered up for trade-in by people using the company's Instant Sale programme.-VNS