We get it: You want to upgrade every year so that you have the latest and greatest iPhone available. Or maybe you haven't upgraded in a while and just want some extra cash to cushion the blow.
Either way, if you're selling your iPhone, here's what you can expect to get for it.
Always keep in mind that the value of your used phone will change based on condition, color, storage capacity, and whether or not it's locked to a carrier. For maximum value, make sure you unlock it before selling it.
I used Gazelle.com, a popular used tech buy and sell site, as well as other buy and sell sites to find pricing.
- iPhone 4/4s
- iPhone 5/5c/5s
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
iPhone 4 and 4s
The truth of the matter is that you probably won't be able to sell your iPhone 4 or 4s anymore. The devices have been obsolete for a full cycle and they're essentially useless at this point to anyone who still wants good service, iOS updates, and quite frankly, a phone that works the way they want it to.
Gazelle.com doesn't even have a category for anything earlier than iPhone 5s. If you're really trying to unload your 4 or 4s, we did see some on eBay that range between $30 and $200 depending on storage options and conditions.
iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s
Before selling your iPhone 5 or 5c, it should be noted that neither is compatible with iOS 11. The earliest iPhone that can receive the iOS 11 update is the iPhone 5s. For that reason, you may have a hard time selling your iPhone 5 or 5c. The seller site Gazelle.com, in fact, no longer has listings for anything earlier than iPhone 5s. That being said, here's what you can expect to get for them:
|iPhone 5||$8 - $100||$120||$150|
|iPhone 5c||$90 - $150||$90 - $150||$90 - $150|
|iPhone 5s||$60 - $130||$140||$160 - $170|
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Now that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are relatively old devices, their resale value is waning, though not terribly.
|iPhone 6||$160 - $180||$170 - $190||$180 - $200||$200 - $220|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$230 - $250||$250||$250 - $270||$270 - $290|
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
Private sale prices of iPhone 6s or 6s Plus have come down around $100 since last year, now that the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X have hit resale time.
|iPhone 6s||$200 - $220||$230 - $250||$250||$250 - $260|
|iPhone 6s Plus||$300 - $310||$330 - $340||$340 - $350||$350 - $360|
Compared to what it costs brand new, the iPhone SE doesn't have the best resale value, with the earliest models starting around $100. Depending on storage options and generation, you can expect to get back roughly half of what you paid, if you have one of the more recent models.
|iPhone SE||$170 - $190||$200||$190 - $210||$200 - $220|
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Now that they're a couple years old, resale value on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have come down roughly 25 percent on average.
|iPhone 7||$360 - $380||$400 - $420||$460 - $480|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$460 - $480||$500 - $520||$560 - $580|
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
After only a year on the market, you'll get the most bang for your buck for reselling an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.
|iPhone 8||$580 - $600||$720 - $740|
|iPhone 8 Plus||$650 - $660||$770 - $780|
The iPhone X, being only a year old and the cream of the iPhone crop, will still fetch you a solid price if you decide to sell in order to upgrade.
|iPhone X||$800 - $820||$900 - $930|
Have you sold an iPhone before?
Have you recently sold your used iPhone? What did you get for it and how did you go about it? Let us know in the comments below!
Updated September 2018: Updated with new pricing and the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X.
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