How much is my old iPhone worth?

How much is my old iPhone worth?


Months of rumors, leaks, and speculation will meet this September in San Francisco. That’s when Apple is set to announce a brand new lineup of iPhones, sending consumers around the world into a buying frenzy.

For die-hard Apple fans looking to upgrade, the race is officially on to sell their old devices before the new ones launch. Why? Along with introducing shiny new iPhones, Apple typically discounts the price of older models by around $100, almost instantly dropping the value of used models in the process.

That means that old iPhone in your pocket is about to drop in value significantly if you don’t get rid of it. With September right around the corner, it’s time to start exploring your options if you’re thinking about selling your old iPhone.

Trade-in services have been rising in popularity, but similar to trading in a used car or video games at your local GameStop, you’ll only get a fraction of what you could get by selling it yourself.

In order to drive this point home — and to get a better idea of exactly how much your old iPhone is worth — we pitted the Swappa marketplace up against services like Gazelle and Decluttr to see just how much money you can get for your old iPhone.

How much is my iPhone 6S worth?

Gazelle Decluttr Swappa
iPhone 6S (32GB, unlocked) $115 $135 $215
iPhone 6S Plus (32GB, unlocked) $155 $201 $290

(Device in good condition, Swappa showing recently sold average for July, 2018)

The iPhone 6S was officially released in September 2015, alongside the larger sized iPhone 6S Plus. The original retail price for the iPhone 6S was $649 (16GB), $749 (64GB), and $849 (128GB). Apple eventually removed the 16GB and 64GB models when the iPhone 7 launched in 2016, offering a new 32GB option instead.

This year it looks like the iPhone 6S could be replacing the iPhone SE as Apple’s most affordable  iPhone option. As is the case with every legacy model, that means the price is about to drop even further. Should Apple drop the retail price by another hundred dollars, you’ll need to act fast before the used value takes another big dip.

SELL YOUR IPHONE 6S | SELL YOUR IPHONE 6S PLUS

 

How much is my iPhone 7 worth?

Gazelle Decluttr Swappa
iPhone 7 (32GB, unlocked) $185 $267 $360
iPhone 7 Plus (32GB, unlocked) $275 $307 $424

(Device in good condition, Swappa showing recently sold average for July, 2018)

The iPhone 7 was officially announced in 2016 as a follow up to the previous generation iPhone 6S. When the iPhone 7 hit stores, retail pricing started at $649 for 32GB, $749 for 128GB, and $849 for the 256GB model.

Since then, Apple dropped the iPhone 7 price by $100 when the iPhone 8 was announced. It’s currently priced at $549 for the base model, while the 7 Plus is $669. We’re expecting another drop this September, so the quicker you get rid of this phone, the better.

SELL YOUR IPHONE 7 | SELL YOUR IPHONE 7 PLUS

 

How much is my iPhone SE worth?

Gazelle Decluttr Swappa
iPhone SE (32GB, unlocked) $75 $86 $197
iPhone SE (128GB, unlocked) $85 $118 $243

(Device in good condition, Swappa showing recently sold average for July, 2018)

Apple introduced the iPhone SE in March of 2016, at a retail price of $399 (16GB) and $499 (64GB). Apple would later replace the 16GB and 64GB models with higher capacity 32GB and 128GB storage options a year later.

Right now, the highest used price for the iPhone SE is the 128GB model at $243, while the lowest is around $117 dollars for the 16GB GB model. That means your the value of your iPhone SE could fall anywhere in between those prices depending on the condition and storage size.

The iPhone SE is the most affordable option in Apple’s lineup although it’s possible the iPhone SE could be retired this year.

SELL YOUR IPHONE SE

 

How much is my iPhone 8 worth?

Gazelle Decluttr Swappa
iPhone 8 (64GB, unlocked)
$350 $402 $559
iPhone 8 Plus (64GB, unlocked)
$400 $462 $597

(Device in good condition, Swappa showing recently sold average for July, 2018)

Instead of offering an iPhone 7S last year, Apple made the surprising decision to jump a full number release when they introduced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Pricing started at $699 (64GB) and $849 (256GB), where it still remains today.

As Apple’s latest iPhones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus held their value pretty well throughout the year but with Apple’s latest iPhones on the horizon, we’re expecting a full $100 decrease come September.

Used prices for the phone haven’t fallen too dramatically in the past 6 months, which means you can still get a nice chunk of change back should you decide to sell. Of course, everyone is expecting a big dip after September, so if you’re considering selling, it’s best to list the phone ASAP.

SELL YOUR IPHONE 8 | SELL YOUR IPHONE 8 PLUS

 

How much is my iPhone X worth?

Gazelle Decluttr Swappa
iPhone X (64GB, unlocked) $500 $630 $766
iPhone X (256GB, unlocked) $560 $690 $879

(Device in good condition, Swappa showing recently sold average for July, 2018)

The crown jewel in Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup, the iPhone X (aka iPhone 10) was announced in September of 2017, alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The iPhone X wasn’t officially available for purchase until November 3rd, giving the phone a bit of a late start. Pricing started at $999 (64GB) and $1,149 (256GB), making it the most expensive iPhone to date.

The good news is, like the iPhone 8, the X has held its value extremely well, falling only about $100 over the past 6 months. If rumors are true, the iPhone X will soon be replaced by three models built upon the original X design.

It will be interesting to see how the iPhone X fits into Apple’s 2018 lineup, but one thing is for certain: that astronomical price will finally be discounted in September, so it’s best to sell now before that occurs.

SELL YOUR IPHONE X

 

Always sell with Swappa

As seen in the data (above), Swappa is always the best way to get the absolute most money for your old iPhone, no matter which model or storage configuration. This is because the Swappa marketplace allows you to deal directly with buyers. With no middleman getting in the way, you always get top dollar for your old devices. That means more money in your wallet, and more money to upgrade to something new.

Updated on August 20, 2018 • On iPhone