A Used iPhone Is Much More Expensive than a Second-Hand Android Phone
If you don’t want to pay a thousand bucks on a new iPhone XS and hope to get a used one cheaper, you’re out of luck.
Because as a recent study revealed, the resale value of the iPhone remains the biggest in the smartphone market, as Apple’s smartphones barely deprecate after the launch.
BankMyCell data shows that a new iPhone X, which had a price of $999 when purchased brand new, was resold for no less than $690 nine months later. This means the value of the iPhone dropped 30.93 percent.
Furthermore, the Galaxy S9, which was Samsung’s flagship sold for $720 brand new, could be purchased as a used phone for only $290 nine months later. This means it lost nearly 60 percent.
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The analysis shows that iPhones typically decline the most when new models are about to be launched.