Did Your Apple Device’s Trade-in Value Increase?

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Are you in the market for a new iPhone or other Apple device? We published updates to iPhone trade-in values about one month ago, and now Apple has once again increased the trade-in value for some of its products.

Perhaps this is an effort to nudge consumers towards upgrading with the release of new products like the iPhone 15 and M3 MacBook Air lineup. While some of the adjustments aren’t huge, every little bit helps.

We wish every trade-in value increased by more than 20% like the Mac Studio, but we’ll take what we can get when it comes to purchasing a new Apple device.

Here are some of the more meaningful price changes. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news; the trade-in value of some products also decreased.

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: +$10 up to $630
  • iPhone SE 2nd Generation: +$20 up to $90
  • Macbook: +$10 up to $160
  • MacBook Pro: +$10 up to $1,000
  • Mac Studio: +$245 up to $1,315
  • Apple Watch Ultra: -$25 down to $365
  • Apple Watch Series 7: -$10 to $145
  • Apple Watch SE 2: -$5 to $125
  • Apple Watch SE 1: +$5 to $125
  • iPad: -$10 to $250

Surprisingly, the Apple Watch Ultra was one of the biggest losers. Maybe we’ll see greater watch incentives closer to the next Apple Watch release.

Apple’s trade-in program is a great way to both save on a new product and ensure your old products are responsibly recycled (E-waste is a persistent issue, so please be sure you’re properly disposing of all your old electronic devices), but it’s not your only option. There are multiple websites where you can buy, sell, trade, or recycle your Apple device.

In many cases, the extra time and effort is worth the reward. For example, buy-back aggregator SellCell.com claims up to $671 for the trade-in price of an iPhone 14 Pro Max — that’s about $40 more than you’ll get from Apple. Today, Flipsy.com offers a cash value of $384 for an Apple Watch Ultra, nearly $20 more than Apple. No matter which option you choose, please make sure to properly wipe your device of all personal data prior to sending it anywhere.

Current iPhone Trade-in Value Detail

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: Up to $630
  • iPhone 14 Pro: Up to $520
  • iPhone 14 Plus: Up to $450
  • iPhone 14: Up to $400
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation): Up to $160
  • iPhone SE (2nd Generation): Up to $90
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: Up to $500
  • iPhone 13 Pro: Up to $420
  • iPhone 13: Up to $320
  • iPhone 13 mini: Up to $300
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Up to $370
  • iPhone 12 Pro: Up to $300
  • iPhone 12: Up to $220
  • iPhone 12 mini: Up to $180
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