iPhone Tip Alert: Trade and Upgrade

Time Sensitive Tip:  Lock-in a resale price for your existing iPhone now! 

Apple is planning to announce their latest phone line-up around September 10th and should release the phones to the public by September 20th (rumored but several reliable sources have confirmed).

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The resale value of your existing phones will obviously drop drastically once the new iphone(s) is announced.

Gazelle.com is however doing a promotion where you can LOCK-IN a price for your phone now and you will only have to ship it out to them by mid-October!

I just locked in my price. You should too!

Here’s the link: http://www.gazelle.com

‘Jobs’ Movie is coming out soon!

imagesThe movie/ biopic that depicts the life of Steve Jobs is coming out on August 16th! Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs. This is the poster they just released, which I think is pretty reminiscent of Apple print ads actually. I’m quite excited to see how they plan to tell his story. I’ll post a movie review as soon as I watch it as well. I’m so in awe of how he changed our world, revolutionizing the music industry and the starting the smartphone wars, and really being the inventor of “cool”.

PS: It’s annoying how Apple’s stock is now plummeting. I definitely didn’t sell mine off at the right time when it was over $700/share … I’m still holding on tight – Oh well, I guess I’m still a believer!

 “And just one more thing…..”

An Apple a day ….

Many people have Apple products and so many of us want to buy more.

Cosmo-Tech Tips advice you to do your research in advance of buying. For Apple products, since the company launches updates and reworks of their products regularly, its smart to check in advance if the product you’re looking for is expecting an upgrade anytime soon.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com has a great “Buy or not to Buy” Guide you should consult before buying any Apple Products if you’re worried about a newer better model coming out too soon after you buy.

As of April 17, 2012 Here are some of their key products:

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These predictions are based purely on speculation of product market cycles and aren’t guaranteed – but they’re a pretty good indicator of whether to wait for a bit or run to the store and buy right away. Buy smart!

Apple TV or Roku ?

Online video streaming is officially mainstream !!

For so many years, I hadn’t a clue that I could stream those TV shows i missed and music and Hulu and YouTube straight to my TV! I can now watch Netflix and be on my computer all at once.

So what are the best devices out there? Apple TV ($99) and Roku LT ($50). Which should you buy? Well, depends..

Roku LT
The Roku has an amazing lineup of content, including Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Pandora, HBO Go, Crackle, Picasa, Flicker and more. You can see a full list on Roku’s site, and the company keeps adding more sources. The list is long and impressive and you get SO much free content – so many free movies and TV shows to pass the time! YouTube however is missing but is available on Apple TV.

No extra monthly bills.

It’s super simple to use, and you can customize your channels layout.
Roku also offers several pricier models which you can read about on their website.

In short it’s a great product at great value.

Apple TV

This one has fewer services than roku and is more expensive. It does stream YouTube though. There’s a lot of content on here that if you’re willing to pay for, is amazing.

What’s key to this is the INTEGRATION with other apple products. My iphone or iPad (maybe ipod touch too.. My ipod is the original ugly fat version:( and now sits on my bookshelf unused ) can double as a remote for the Apple TV which is amazing and pretty cool!

You can purchase shows on iTunes and watch it on TV and seamlessly pick up where you left off on your iPad or computer.
You can also play your music on here. Everything syncs up with your other apple products – like an ecosystem!

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I have an apple TV and find that I ONLY use it for Netflix and YouTube streaming. In retrospect I wish I’d gotten the ROKU.

Winner: ROKU
Why? More content, just as easy to use, lower price