iPhone tops most recycled phone chart

The iPhone 3G was the most recycled phone in the UK in June, as owners rushed to upgrade to Apple’s latest handset.

iPhone tops most recycled phone chart

Old iPhones dominated the recycling charts, with the iPhone 3G (8GB), 3G (16GB) and 3GS (16GB) occupying the top three slots in June, according to recycling comparison site SellMyMobile.com. The company claims almost 20,000 iPhones were recycled via its site alone.

However, the rush to trade-in the old handset has resulted in a sharp drop in the prices fetched for old Apple handsets. Shortly before the iPhone 4 was released, O2 was offering £240 for 16GB 3GS handsets – that price has fallen to £213 today.

SellMyMobile claims there are significant variations in the prices offered by the various recycling sites, with up to £130 difference on iPhone 4 prices – although quite why anyone would want to recycle the new Apple handset yet is a mystery.

The comparison site claims that the average price fetched for recycled phones in June was £77.75.

Top five recycled phones in the UK in June

1. Apple iPhone 3G (8GB)

2. Apple iPhone 3G (16GB)

3. Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)

4. Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

5. BlackBerry Curve 8900

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