Even the latest iPhone can’t stay new forever. Like death and taxes, there are a few certainties in life and one of those is Apple launching a new iPhone every year. New iPhones are typically announced in September, with Apple officially unveiling upgraded hardware with all sorts of new features. But that’s only half the story.
Whenever a new iPhone model is announced, Apple drops the price on previous generation iPhones to help keep them enticing for those that don’t need the latest bells and whistles. Prices for the current and previous gen models are usually discounted by around $100 or so, making them great budget picks for anyone looking for a cheaper iPhone.
If you’re wondering when the iPhone 7 Plus price will drop (again), we probably won’t see a discount this year. This is because Apple will most likely discontinue the iPhone 7 Plus in order to make room for new models launching in September. If you’ve had your eye on an iPhone 7 Plus, you have two options: either buy a new model from Apple for $569 (32GB) or $669 (128GB) before it’s discontinued, or buy used model on Swappa at a fraction of that price.
|Nov ’18||Dec ’18||Jan ’19||Feb ’19||Mar ’19||Apr ’19|
|iPhone 7 Plus (32GB)||$349||$345||$322||$316||$323||$313|
|iPhone 7 Plus (128GB)||$380||$373||$362||$349||$351||$344|
|iPhone 7 Plus (256GB)||$408||$401||$389||$372||$382||$373|
(Average price of a used iPhone 7 Plus sold on Swappa)
The current used price for an iPhone 7 Plus on Swappa starts at $225. That’s a little over 60% off the new retail price and some pretty serious savings. For instance, you can buy a used 256GB iPhone 7 Plus — which is no longer available from Apple — for less than the price of a new 32GB. How can anyone say no to that?
If you’ve been looking to get your hands on a cheap iPhone 7 Plus ASAP, you can save bundles simply by visiting the Swappa marketplace. There you’ll find iPhone 7 Plus models in just about every color, storage configuration and wireless carrier.
Best time to buy an iPhone 7 Plus
Usually the best time to buy a brand new iPhone is after fresh new models are announced in September. This year is a bit different for the iPhone 7 Plus as it’s likely to be pushed off the shelf in favor of newer models, so you’ll need to pick up a new model before then. That, or you can save 60% off the new retail price right now by simply buying a used model on Swappa. So why wait? Pick up a cheap iPhone 7 Plus on Swappa today.
Worst time to buy an iPhone 7 Plus
In most cases, the worst time to buy an iPhone are the weeks leading up to September (just before all new models are announced). This applies to new retail models, since prices for all previous generation iPhones will drop after that. Of course, this doesn’t really apply to the iPhone 7 Plus as it will likely be discontinued if you wait until after September.
When it comes to used models, prices are gradually falling every month. That means there’s never really a “bad” time to buy an iPhone 7 Plus on Swappa since you’ll always be getting the best deal (especially when compared to new retail prices).
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If you’re looking for the best deal on a cheap iPhone 7 Plus, buying a gently used model on Swappa is definitely the way to go. We have a huge selection of used iPhone 7 Plus models in just about every color/carrier combination available — yes, even the already discontinued 256GB model.
To find a crazy good deal on an iPhone 7 Plus, you can shop our entire selection by hitting the button below. Oh, and don’t forget to take a look at our hand-picked accessories for your iPhone 7 Plus inside the Swappa Store.