Your iPhone and iPad are suddenly worth a lot less

Your iPhone and iPad are suddenly worth a lot less
Apple has never been the most generous company when it comes to trade-in values, but overnight several iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch models have seen their value slashed rather drastically.

Your Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad are now worth less


The change, which was first spotted by iFun.de and subsequently reported by MacRumors, appears to have been applied to several countries and regions, including the United Kingdom and Germany. The trade-in value of Apple products in the United States has also been affected.

For example, the iPhone XS Max could fetch you up to $600 through Apple yesterday and the older iPhone 7 Plus could be exchanged for up to $200 in store credit. Now, these devices are valued at just $500 and $150 respectively.

Similar changes have been made to the iPad and Apple Watch lineups. Specifically, the Cupertino-based giant now says your iPad Pro is worth up to $220 rather than $290. Your Apple Watch Series 4, on the other hand, is valued at $100 instead of $110. 

Apple’s updated trade-in values can be viewed below. The current prices are highlighted in bold to avoid any confusion.
Estimated Apple iPhone Trade-in Values

  • iPhone XS Max – up to $500, previously up to $600
  • iPhone XS – up to $420, previously up to $500
  • iPhone XR – up to $300, previously up to $370
  • iPhone X – up to $320, previously up to $400
  • iPhone 8 Plus – up to $250, previously up to $300
  • iPhone 8 – up to $170, previously up to $220
  • iPhone 7 Plus – up to $150, previously up to $200
  • iPhone 7 – up to $120, previously up to $150
  • iPhone 6s Plus – up to $100, previously up to $120
  • iPhone 6s – up to $80, previously up to $100
Estimated Apple iPad Trade-in Values
  • iPad Pro – up to $220, previously up to $290
  • iPad – up to $100, previously up to $140
  • iPad Air – up to $70, previously up to $100
  • iPad mini – up to $80, previously up to $120
Estimated Apple Watch Trade-in Values
  • Apple Watch Series 4 – up to $100, previously up to $110
  • Apple Watch Series 3 – up to $70, unchanged
  • Apple Watch Series 2 – up to $60, unchanged
  • Apple Watch Series 1 – up to $30, unchanged

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17 Comments

1. Vancetastic

Posts: 1871; Member since: May 17, 2017

I guess trading in is easier, but you can do way better selling these outright.

2. stuyjcp

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

Agreed. It might take a while, but you'll get significantly more for selling it on a secondhand site. Always worth the wait unless you can't afford not liquidating the value of the phone immediately by trading it in.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1226; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This is very true and interestingly enough I just saw some Used iPhone XS MAXs going for R14999 here in South Africa,that’s the equivalent of about $1051,I have a 256GB XS Max and can still sell it for more than that if I wanted to.

3. tbreezy

Posts: 231; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Indeed. But anyway I never buy my gadgets with the thought of selling them, I usually keep them as backups. In my country if I wanted to see my current iPhone I’d still get a substantial amount for it though.

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1439; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I only kept my old iPhone 5s, because I just love the design. The rest of iPhone I always sold because even after 3 years they bring in considerable amount of cash. My Samsung’s on the other hand, a year and a half later and I can’t get over $100 bucks for the flagship.

12. srgonu

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Can you sell your S10+ for 100 bucks to me please?

13. Tipus

Posts: 913; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

So full of sh.. lol :)) you don't even have samsung phone

11. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 59; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Posted my Pixel 3 for $300, months and nothing. Posted my iPhone 7 for 225, sold in an hour.

6. whatev

Posts: 2444; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I always sell my devices instead of using that trade in method, I mean 50€ for an Apple Watch when you paid 400, it’s ridiculous

7. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 623; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Apple: Hey GameStop, how do you do it?

8. MaxIT

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 10, 2020

Well, if you are looking for value, you’d better sell it by yourself. The trade-in program is just convenience.

9. CDexterWard

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Swappa works great. Trade-in values don’t reflect the actual second-hand market.

10. sun0066

Posts: 288; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

It seems that you are gonna make more money if you sell it in eBay, but with eBay fees and PayPal fees you end up getting the same if not less

14. CrapGame

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

What ebay and PayPal fees are those? If there are any they're certainly not above $10 for an individual.

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3187; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Say what? You get hit with a 9% seller fee on eBay and PayPal hits you up an additional 2%. Swappa charges a flat $10 which is more than reasonable compared to feeBay.

18. CrapGame

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

I'm not saying you're wrong. It's just that I don't remember ever paying that much for phones I've sold on eBay through my personal account. I've sold items ranging from $200-500 and I don't recall paying up to $55 (9% + 2%) ever. Perhaps it applies to business accounts?

19. CrapGame

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

I decided to look it up and we're both kinda right. For electronic items $50-$1,000 it's 8% of the initial $50.00, plus 5% of the remaining final sale price balance ($50.01 to $1,000.00). So for a $500 item it's $26.50 in fees for a basic (private) ebay account.

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