Used iPhone: when to buy it at the best price?

Follower of the bitten apple brand, do you dream of getting a new iPhone? For budget reasons, but also to make an eco-responsible gesture, opting for a second-hand model can be a good solution. A word of advice, however: it is better to wait until the end of the year celebrations are over…

Your smartphone is starting to fail? It’s time to change it? You may be thinking of turning to a used model. A practice that is indeed increasingly common, which protects both the planet and the wallet. But you should know that there are better times than others to do good business in this market. Especially when it comes to iPhones, which lose value less quickly than their Android counterparts, remaining popular even years after their release.

If you were about to buy a second-hand iPhone just before the holidays, whether to treat yourself or to offer it to a loved one, know that you could well miss out on a real deal and regret it… According to UpTradeIt website, which carried out a specific study on the evolution of the value of second-hand iPhones during the year, there are indeed periods much more favorable for such a purchase. For good reason, the analysis shows that Apple smartphones increase in value in the weeks preceding the Christmas holidays, and conversely, their price decreases just after December 25.

Price drop on second-hand iPhones after Christmas

As pointed out 01 Clean, several iPhone models thus see their resale value fluctuate on the second-hand market: after Christmas, according to figures based on the last two years, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro would see their price drop respectively 5% and 10% second-hand. The older the model, the more the cost can fall, with for example the iPhone 6 Plus which would have seen its price drop by an average of 20% after December 25, 2020 and 2021. It should be noted, however, that this does not apply to all the precious smartphones flanked by the bitten apple, certain less popular models, precisely the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 12 mini, seeming not to be affected by these fluctuations.

Still, these figures are after all logical, explained by a sharp increase in demand for smartphones – and particularly iPhones – used just before Christmas. After the holiday season, when the demand decreases, it is on the contrary the supply which explodes, precisely because after having received a brand new smartphone as a nice gift, many users put their old model back on sale on the second-hand market. So if you want to get a good deal, better wait a bit…

And if not, to be sure to get a second-hand iPhone at the right price, and what’s more refurbished, you can always opt for the refurbished solution at SFR. Several models of the apple brand are available in this catalog, at a price starting as low as 1 euro by subscribing to an SFR package!

Sources: O1 Net,

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Used iPhone: when to buy it at the best price?

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