When upgrading your old device, you'll want to know how much it's worth, so whether you're waiting for the iPhone announcement or considering sending in your old iPhone for something different, September is the time that has the most price fluctuations of any month.
Using our daily price tracking system and trend data of previous years, we're able to predict the prices that the iPhones will be, come the end of September, and based our predictions last year, we're able to predict with this with great accuracy (#humblebrag).
But seriously, we want to ensure that you get the most for your old phone, so not only are you doing the right thing for the environment, but you're also getting the most possible towards your next phone.
The 11, 11 Pro, and the 11 Pro Max were the latest in a new line of iPhone devices, and many of the serial upgraders that move from new device to new device will be waiting in anticipation to see what the iPhone 12 has to offer to decide whether or not they want to upgrade.
Average Trade In Price August
Current Up To Price
Predicted at iPhone 12 Release
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
These are the average costs of the iPhone 11 range, and there's likely to be some variation based on the capacity of the device. However, we're confident that the prices will be around these when the new iPhone 12 gets released.
It's not only the latest device we predict the prices for. We also look at past trends and popularity to determine what the price will be to trade in old iPhones when the new iPhone is released.
iPhone Model by
Average Current Up
Predicted Up To Trade-In Price
iPhone 8 64GB
iPhone 7 32GB
iPhone X 64GB
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
iPhone XR 64GB
iPhone XS 64GB
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB
iPhone 7 128GB
iPhone XS Max 64GB
iPhone 6s 16GB
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB
iPhone 11 64GB
iPhone 6s 32GB
iPhone X 256GB
iPhone 6 16GB
iPhone XS Max 256GB
iPhone SE (1st generation) 16GB
iPhone XS 256GB
iPhone XR 128GB
There are certainly some interesting changes predicted, with many of the older, but still supported, devices holding their value. In particular, there's the ever popular iPhone 7 which has gained value in September (so far) and thus will be quite protected from the yearly drop in prices.
There's still some uncertainty as to whether the iPhone 12 will be announced on the 15th with the Apple event. If they do postpone the announcement and the release of the new iPhone by consequence even further than they already have, then we may see some even sharper drops in trade-in prices.
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