As we’re getting closer to the time of year when Tim Cook takes to the stage to announce the latest lineup of iPhones, here at Compare and Recycle we’re seeing iPhone trade-in prices going up, while Apple has quietly devalued previous iPhone generations.
Apple Trade-In programme allows you to cash in on your older iPhone and get a credit towards your new purchase. However, Apple has made cuts to the trade-in value of their iPhones for a second time this year with more recent models experiencing harsher drops in the maximum value upgraders could get for their older iPhone in good working condition.
|iPhone Model||Apple Trade-In|
Value in January
|Value Change||Current Compare and Recycle|
|iPhone XS Max||up to £470||up to £350||-£120||up to £488||+£138|
|iPhone XS||up to £390||up to £320||-£70||up to £455||+£135|
|iPhone XR||up to £290||up to £280||-£10||up to £391||+£111|
|iPhone X||up to £310||up to £245||-£65||up to £365||+£120|
|iPhone 8 Plus||up to £250||up to £185||-£65||up to £290||+£105|
|iPhone 8||up to £180||up to £165||-£15||up to £235||+£70|
|iPhone 7 Plus||up to £180||up to £135||-£45||up to £214||+£79|
|iPhone 7||up to £100||up to £105||+£5||up to £149||+£44|
|iPhone 6s Plus||up to £90||up to £85||-£15||up to £118||+£33|
|iPhone 6s||up to £60||up to £55||-£5||up to £78||+£23|
|iPhone 6 Plus||N/A||up to £60||N/A||up to £75||+£15|
|iPhone 6||N/A||up to £50||N/A||up to £52||+£2|
|iPhone SE (2016)||N/A||up to £50||N/A||up to £45||-£5|
Note: Prices correct on 11/08/2020
Apple has significantly devalued the iPhone XS Max by £120 since January and currently Apple is offering up to £135 less than the top deal found on Compare and Recycle. The iPhone XS, X and 8 Plus have experienced a similar drop between £65 - £70 since January from Apple and by trading in the aforementioned models through Compare and Recycle you can secure over £100 more.Sell your Apple iPhone XS Max nowGet up to £600.00!Sell your Apple iPhone XS nowGet up to £170.00!Sell your Apple iPhone X nowGet up to £150.00!Sell your Apple iPhone 8 Plus nowGet up to £110.00!
The iPhone XR is the only model among the recent iPhones that Apple didn’t cut the price for dramatically. It is currently only £10 down compared to £290 back in January. Merchants on Compare and Recycle are outpricing Apple’s offering by up to £111 at the moment.Sell your Apple iPhone XR nowGet up to £170.00!
For a four year old model, the iPhone 7 is doing incredibly well in terms of value and Apple has upped the trade-in price for it by £5 compared to January. The iPhone 7 remains the most traded-in device on Compare and Recycle and you can cash it in for up to £149 which is £44 more than through the Apple Trade-In programme. The iPhone 7 Plus isn’t that lucky as its value dropped by almost £50 in six months. On Compare and Recycle however, a fully working iPhone 7 Plus that has been well cared for can bag you just over £200 now.Sell your Apple iPhone 7 nowGet up to £50.00!Sell your Apple iPhone 7 Plus nowGet up to £60.00!
Looking at older iPhone models before 2016, Apple’s offering is in line with what merchants on Compare and Recycle are happy to pay you for your iPhone 6/6Plus or SE. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models will earn you up to £30 more if traded in to one of our merchants.Sell your Apple iPhone 6s Plus nowGet up to £34.00!Sell your Apple iPhone 6s nowGet up to £22.00!Sell your Apple iPhone 6 nowGet up to £1.00!Sell your Apple iPhone 6 Plus nowGet up to £1.00!
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