Apple adjusts the trade-values of many products, including the iPhone 13

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Apple adjusts the trade-values of many products, including the iPhone 13
Apple is not particularly known for its generosity. This would not be a big problem by itself, but, when coupled together with the fact that the Cupertino company’s devices are notoriously expensive, can sting.

One way users can save on a new Apple product is by trading in their old tech. Just how much this can drive the price down varies widely depending on exactly what you trade-in. In fact, Apple routinely adjusts trade-in value estimating.

Now, a couple of months after the launch of the iPhone 14 lineup, the Cupertino company has completed this familiar exercise once more. The adjustment mainly concerns smartphones, including past iPhone models. The iPad trade-in values remained the same.

This change was first spotted by MacRumors, which has published a dedicated article on the matter. Older iPhone models have lost up to $80 of their estimated trade-in value.

The iPhone 13 lineup was particularly badly affected. The high end iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max both lost $80 of their trade-in value. They are also the only 2 models from 2021 that Apple did not discontinue after the launch of the iPhone 14.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, which users can still buy from Apple directly, have new trade-in values of $400 and $350 respectively. Interestingly enough, the value of Apple’s smallest iPhone was slashed by just $30.

It should be noted that the trade-in value of the iPhone SE 3 (2022) remained unchanged. This gives further credibility to the reports that indicate that a successor is not in the immediate future plans of the company.

One of the few products whose value was actually increased was the original Apple Watch SE from 2020, which received a successor last year. All in all, these adjustments seem fair in the grand scheme of things. Especially when you look at the trade-in value of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra which comes in at just $305.
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