The iPad Pro 2021 is here. Apple recently unveiled the iPad Pro 12.9″ 5th Gen and iPad Pro 11″ 3rd Gen at its Spring Loaded event. The iPad Pro 2021 brings several noteworthy upgrades such as the speedy Apple M1 Chip (also found in the latest MacBooks), a Liquid Retina XDR display powered by Mini-LED with 2596 zones of full-array local dimming and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, support for 5G wireless networks, better video conferencing, and much more.
Unfortunately, all this tech won’t come cheap. Retail prices at the Apple Store start at $799 for the 11-inch model and climb to nearly $2,400 for the 12.9-inch model with maximum storage and 5G wireless. You can pick up a gently used iPad on Swappa for hundreds less, but that’s not all you can do to save.
A great way to fund your upgrade is to sell your existing iPad. Selling an older iPad like the iPad 5th Gen can cover a good chunk of your upgrade costs. Keep reading to learn where you can get the most for your iPad in April 2021.
How much can I trade my iPad in for?
Selling your existing iPad is a great way to fund your upgrade. But before you head over to the Apple Trade-In Program and exchange your iPad for an Apple Store gift card, you have to figure out where you’ll get the most money.
Apple iPad trade-in values vary from store to store, making it difficult to figure out exactly how much you’ll get. In addition, iPad trade-in programs typically give you a store gift card for your used iPad rather than cash.
To help you figure out where you should sell your iPad, we’ve compiled the trade-in values and resale values for all currently-supported iPads from 2014 onward to see how they stack up. Let’s just say that the numbers speak for themselves.
Simply put, Swappa is the best place to get the most money for your used iPad. Not only does Swappa keep you safe from scams and junk devices, but you’ll make about two to three times as much money by selling on Swappa. And unlike trade-in programs, you get paid in cash when you sell on Swappa — not some store gift card you may never use.
Ditch the middleman, and sell your used iPad on Swappa today!
How much is a used iPad worth?
You’ll always make the most money for your used iPad by selling on Swappa. Plus, Swappa gets you cash for your iPad, rather than some store gift card you may never use. iPad trade-in values vary depending on which model you own, so let’s take a closer look at iPad resale values to see how much you can expect for your specific iPad.
|iPad 5th Gen||$220||N/A||$107||$100||$110||$87||$80|
|iPad 6th Gen||$246||N/A||$126||$100||$140||$100||$92|
|iPad 7th Gen||$289||N/A||$165||$125||$150||$90||$83|
|iPad 8th Gen||$341||Up to $250||$176||$125||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|iPad Air 2||$182||N/A||$86||$75||$50||$70||$64|
|iPad Air 3||$363||N/A||$257||$185||$140||$135||$124|
|iPad Air 4||$553||Up to $275||$300||$300||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|iPad Mini 4||$227||N/A||$110||$85||$90||$83||$76|
|iPad Mini 5||$337||Up to $215||$218||$150||$130||$125||$115|
|iPad Pro 12.9″ (2015)||$363||N/A||$230||$175||$180||$145||$133|
|iPad Pro 9.7″ (2016)||$254||N/A||$162||$110||$130||$116||$107|
|iPad Pro 12.9″ (2017)||$489||N/A||$330||$200||$200||$210||$192|
|iPad Pro 10.5″ (2017)||$352||N/A||$230||$200||$180||$175||$160|
|iPad Pro 12.9″ (2018)||$707||N/A||$500||$380||$200||$240||$220|
|iPad Pro 11″ (2018)||$580||N/A||$420||$325||$200||$190||$175|
|iPad Pro 12.9″ (2020)||$895||Up to $535||$666||$400||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|iPad Pro 11″ (2020)||$730||N/A||$486||$400||N/A||$150||$139|
Just as we saw earlier, you’ll always get the most for your used iPad when you sell on Swappa. Not only does Swappa get you twice to three times as much; but you’re paid in cash, not some store gift card you may never use. So what are you waiting for? Get the most for your used iPad today!
Can I exchange my iPad at the Apple Store?
The Apple Trade-In Program is a safe and easy way to get an Apple Store gift card for your used iPad. But as we pointed out earlier, Apple only gives you a small fraction of what your iPad is actually worth. And since we’re talking about a trade-in program rather than a direct sale, you’ll get an Apple Store gift card — not cash.
In addition, Apple isn’t exactly up-front about how much you can expect for your used iPad. For instance, rather than listing out each specific iPad, the Apple Trade-In website says that you can expect “up to $250” for an iPad, “up to $275” for an iPad Air, “up to $215” for an iPad Mini, and “up to $535” for an iPad Pro. Rather than providing an overall iPad trade-in value table, Apple makes you enter your product serial number before giving you the exact trade-in value for your specific iPad.
Naturally, Apple’s quoted prices only apply to the very latest generation of each product line, and your numbers will be significantly lower if your iPad is a couple of years old. For instance, you can get a $205 Apple Store gift card for a used iPad 6th Gen — significantly lower than the $246 you can get for that same iPad on Swappa, or the “up to $250” that Apple quotes on their Trade-In landing page.
Don’t get suckered into Apple’s Trade-In Program. Make twice as much for your used iPad and get paid in cash by selling on Swappa.
When should I sell my iPad?
In general, Apple Products hold their value extremely well. And iPads specifically hold their value even better than most other Apple products. With that said, all electronics lose value over time. So no matter which iPad you own, the best time to sell your used iPad is now.
It’s always better to sell your tablet before a new iPad is released. And with the iPad Pro 2021 right around the corner, you’ll make the most by selling now. So what are you waiting for, sell on Swappa today to get the most for your used iPad!
After closely examining the most popular iPad trade-in programs, it’s clear that Swappa is the best place to sell your used iPad for cash. If you have a fully functional iPad that’s just gathering dust, you’ll always make the most money by selling on Swappa.
Don’t settle for a store gift card you’ll never use. Sell on Swappa today and get the most cash for your used iPad!