The second-hand market is an option for many buyers, but also an opportunity for consumers to try to recoup some of the money invested in buying a new mobile device. One study found that iPhone They have the least value loss in this case.
SellCell There was an organization responsible for the investigation in which it compared the behavior of mobile phones from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Google on the secondary markets detailing its depreciation relative to the launch date.
“Technology generally loses value relatively quickly as new models of smartphones and tablets are constantly being released, each one improving on the previous generation with additional features and higher specifications,” he said. Sarah McConomyDirector of Operations of the company responsible for the research.
The iPhone is losing a little value
In the results, high-end products released in the last three years were taken as a reference. phones Manzana Generally, they lost 69% of their original selling price to be resold as used devices.
Although the latest models are lower than this wear. The iPhone 13 Pro Maxwhich started in September 2021, lost 44.6%, while iPhone 14 Pro MaxThe price of the latest model has dropped by 26.9%.
This means that if a person buys a model 14 ProMax At $1,099, which is the official price, then you can sell it for about $802, losing $297 after about three uses, given that the study had a December 2022 cut-off date.
According to McConomy This phenomenon is due to the “high demand and popularity of Apple products”, so it is “not surprising that they have reached the top in most categories this year”.
Otherwise, it happens with brands like Samsung. Its flagship 2022 phones, the Galaxy S22, lost 58.9% to 63.3%, even though the devices were released early last year and were assessed for depreciation after 11 months.
A similar situation occurred in the smart watch market. The Apple Watch Series 745mm aluminum lost 71.2% of its market value, while aluminum Samsung Watch 3 fell by 95.6%.
In the case of tablets, iPad Pro 11 The third generation lost its lowest price since new, depreciating by 56.7%, given that it was launched in 2021 and the study estimated its value in December 2022.
Video game market outlook
The study also assessed the situation in the video game console sector and there Sony It had positive indicators compared to the other two competitors.
In this case, only the current generation and two consoles Nintendo The most recent ones were the losers of the investigation, given that they belong to the older generation and started more than four years ago.
These were the devaluation percentages:
– PlayStation 5 (25%)
– Xbox Series X (36%)
– Nintendo Switch (43.3%)
– Xbox Series S (53.3%)
– Nintendo Switch Lite (65%)
which can be achieved by the device Sony It not only positioned itself as the console with the least devaluation, but also the technology device that lost the least market value in the entire study.
Source: Info Bae