Apple has quietly slashed its top estimated trade-in values across the entire iPhone range, globally, by up to a hundred bucks. As if that wasn’t enough, the company has also cut the estimated trade-in values for iPads as well as for some MacBook and Apple Watch models.
As noted by German site iFun.de, the decreases are pretty sizable. As an example, across the iPhone models listed below, the top estimated trade-in value was cut by 15-17 percent.
New iPhone trade-in value estimates:
- iPhone XS Max — up to $500 (was $600)
- iPhone XS — up to $420 (was $500)
- iPhone XR — up to $300 (was $370)
- iPhone X — up to $320 (was $400)
- iPhone 8 Plus – up to $250 (was $300)
- iPhone 8 — up to $170 (was $220)
- iPhone 7 Plus – up to $150 (was $200)
- iPhone 7 — up to $120 (was $150)
- iPhone 6s Plus — up to $100 (was $120)
- iPhone 6s — up to $80 (was $100)
According to MacRumors:
The new trade-in iPhone values on the trade-in program page match the values offered on Apple’s online store when purchasing new devices.
New iPad trade-in value estimates:
- iPad Pro — up to $220 (was $290)
- iPad — up to $100 (was $140)
- iPad Air — up to $70 (was $100)
- iPad mini — up to $80 (was $120)
Estimated iPad trade-in values decreased by 25-30 percent.
New Mac trade-in value estimates:
- MacBook Pro — up to $2530 (was $2530)
- MacBook Air — up to $660 (was $670)
- MacBook — up to $610 (was $630)
- iMac Pro — up to $4150 (was $4240)
- iMac — up to $1500 (was $1560)
- Mac Pro — up to $1700 (was $1700)
- Mac mini — up to $230 (was $230)
As you can see for yourself, the most you will lose on any Mac is $90.
New Apple Watch trade-in value estimates:
- Apple Watch Series 4 — up to $100 (was $110)
- Apple Watch Series 3 — up to $70 (was $70)
- Apple Watch Series 2 — up to $60 (was $60)
- Apple Watch Series 1 — up to $30 (was $30)
Only the Apple Watch Series 4 trade-in estimated value was cut by $10.
Apple did not officially comment on these changed trade-in values, but the firm did confirm to Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly that it had indeed dropped trade-in prices mid-generation.
Apple’s trade-in estimates have never been the envy of the industry. You’ll get way more bang for your buck elsewhere (people typically get more by selling their phone to another person). But if you do plan to trade-in your current iPhone, and do want to do your business with Apple, be advised that you will now receive up to $100 less even if it’s in pristine condition.