iPhone 13 Holding Value Much Better Than Any Other iPhone After Launch

Two months after its launch, the iPhone 13 lineup is seeing unprecedented low levels of depreciation, according to research by SellCell.

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SellCell's research, based on data from 45 buyback vendors, shows that the ‌iPhone 13‌ has the best value retention of any iPhone in the first two months after its launch. Overall, the ‌iPhone 13‌ models have only depreciated by 25.5 percent on average. By comparison, the ‌iPhone‌ 11 lineup lost 44.6 percent of its value and the iPhone 12 lineup lost 41 percent of its value in the same period after launch.

Between the first and second months after launch, the ‌iPhone 13‌ models depreciated by just 0.6 percent on average, with depreciation of 24.9 percent by the end of month one and depreciation of 25.5 percent by the end of month two.

Some ‌iPhone 13‌ models even recovered value after an initial drop in value after launch. The iPhone 13 Pro Max with 1TB of storage regained 1.4 percent of its value, the 512GB model regained 1.7 percent of its value, and the 128GB model regained 1.8 percent of its value. The ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ performed even better, with the 128GB model regaining two percent of its initial value and the 256GB model regaining 4.6 percent of its initial value.

The ‌iPhone 13‌ mini was the biggest depreciator in the lineup, with the 128GB and 256GB models losing five percent and 7.5 percent respectively.

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The reduced rate of depreciation may be attributed to setbacks such as component shortages, production cuts, and shipping delays, which reduced the availability of the ‌iPhone 13‌ models and pushed up the price of used devices. Until Apple begins to fully meet the demand for ‌iPhone 13‌ models, SellCell speculates that there could be even more value recovery through the end of 2021.

The iPhone 14 is said to be unlikely to benefit from such unusual factors to suppress its rate of depreciation after launch, making it probable that this depreciation trend will be the slowest for some time.

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Top Rated Comments

Phil77354 Avatar
13 months ago
Trade in value - one or two MONTHS after launch??

Who in the heck is buying one of these phones and then cares about trade-in value that soon?

I sure don't. I'm more concerned about value two or three YEARS after launch (if at all, by that point).
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bf2008 Avatar
13 months ago
Sorry but what a useless article. Who cares how well a new iPhone holds its value after only 2 months, how many people are actually going to sell it after 2 months? The resale value could be more important at least after 1 year or until a new model is released, then it'd make sense to compare different models.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dominiongamma Avatar
13 months ago
I wonder if the chip shortage is involved with this or inflation ? If not I’m curious what it is
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ds6778 Avatar
13 months ago
Wow, supply and demand 101. Amazing
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coachgq Avatar
13 months ago

As it should! iPhone 13 is an amazing phone.

Apple really nailed it.

Strong demand!
Strong demand and supply chain issues.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
13 months ago

I wonder if the chip shortage is involved with this or inflation ? If not I’m curious what it is
It's the best iPhone Apple has ever worked on. Numbers don't lie.

Even iPhone 12 itself is so popular. That’s over a year old model.



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