It might not happen on a regular basis, but Apple’s values for trading in products varies from time-to-time. They aren’t set in stone and they don’t last forever. It’s good when those values go up, and not so good when they go down. Unfortunately, today’s news fits in the latter category.
As first reported today by MacRumors, Apple has reduced trade-in values across a range of devices. That includes for iPhone, iPad, and Mac trade-ins. We’ll note right at the top that Apple hasn’t reduced trade-in values for the Apple Watch, though.
Price variance is different across the board. So while you might see a trade-in value reduction of $90 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, there’s only a $50 value reduction for the iPhone 12 mini. The original report notes not only the new trade-in values, but also what the previous maximum amount you could have received before today’s reduction. We’ve listed a few of the iPhone models down below.
- iPhone 12 mini: Up to $350 trade-in; down from $400
- iPhone 12: Up to $450 trade-in; down from $530
- iPhone 12 Pro: Up to $600 trade in; down from $640
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: Up to $700 trade in; down from $790
- iPhone SE (2nd Generation): Up to $160 trade-in; down from $170
Despite the value reductions hitting many iPhone models, Apple didn’t change all of them. The iPhone X trades in up to $200, for instance, and there’s no change there. You can still get up to $30 for the iPhone 6s, too.
These trade-in values listed are for devices that are deemed in perfect (or close enough to) condition. As such, these are the maximum amounts you can get per device. The trade-in value will change based on the condition of your device(s) you are trading in.
Apple also reworked trade-in values for computers and tablets. Before today a trade-in customer could get up to $3,240 for their computer trade-in, but as of today they’ll get up to a maximum of $2,720. And trading in a tablet can get you up to $550, down from $580.
Some big changes, and not so much in other instances. Keep in mind you can typically find better trade-in deals at other third-party options, so it’s always a good idea to shop around.