Buying or selling iPhones can be risky for those who are not quite as savvy as the seller or buyer. Lacking proper knowledge of how the device is made and what its component parts are, or what the current market rate is, can put people at a disadvantage.
The Orchard app provides a service that lets users sell their iPhones for what they are really worth.
Orchard runs a diagnostic on the device, tells the owner what it’s worth, and creates an attractive listing for the phone. The owner then simply needs to share the listing and wait for offers to come in.
The diagnostic tests include checks on the physical buttons and switches, and connectivity like GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and even the headphone jack. The app also checks the sensors and meta data of the iPhone. After all these tests, the app tells the owner the physical condition of his or her device.
Orchard then compares the data with pricing data surveyed from popular online marketplaces like eBay or Craigslist to give the user the fair market value for the device.
The app and the listing service is free and is currently available for iPhones, but the developers are working to support more devices soon.