iPhone X just scored the title of the "best resale value" handset over at B-Stock, a giant wholesaler that moves those things in bulk. It dug into its database, and crunched the numbers on second-hand iPhone X lots it provides across various consumer-facing platforms. It turned out that Apple's latest and greatest retains on average an 85% value over its retail pricing, which is a record as these things go, especially so many months after launch. Granted, Apple may be planning to discontinue the X after the 2018 iPhone trio lands, but if history is any indications, its depreciation will keep being relatively slow.The
Even big lots sold together fetched 75% of retail, and when they reach the final customer a used X in grade A condition sells just 15% off its MSRP tag. "The iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 all achieved roughly 65% of retail value six months after launch across our network of mobile marketplaces," says B-Stock, putting the X in a truly exclusive place. It seems that folks who got the iPhone X have been seeing it depreciate much less than their monthly payments, after all.