Do you have an iPhone you want to sell? How much is a used iPhone worth? Here is a complete guide to the sale and purchase of used iPhones in view of the arrival of the new 2019 models.
With this special we want to help you unravel the prices of the various models, whether you want to buy a iPhone used, whether you want to resell it at the right price…
Only the latest models will be listed, leaving out iPhone 2G, 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4s, 5 and 5s that are easily found between €30 and €120. Only the iPhone 2G, for a matter also of collecting, has slightly higher prices, which vary between €100 and €250 (omitting those with the original box still immaculate, whose prices even exceed €2,000!).
Device that has a radical change compared to previous models. This is an excellent entry-level to give to the child or perhaps to recommend to parents who do not have too many claims. The 16GB model is at a price ranging from €130 to €150. The 32GB version is between €170 and €190. The 64GB model ranges from €170 to €200 (the recommended model), while the 128GB model usually starts at €200 and goes up to €230.
iPhone 6 Plus
IPhone 6 hardware, but with a much larger screen. Even the battery lasts a little longer, but the weight and dimensions are significantly greater than on the iPhone 6. This device has lost more value than the 6. The 16GB model is at a price ranging from €190 to €230. The 64GB model ranges from €230 to €260, while the 128GB model usually starts from €240 and even reaches €280.
Released in 2015, this terminal offers more than enough power for average use. Good camera compartment, with the possibility of recording 4K video. 3D Touch is also present. Compatible with iOS 13. The 16GB model is at a price ranging from €170 to €200. The 32 GB version (usually more recent) goes from €190 to €220. The 64GB model ranges from €200 to €240, while the 128GB model usually starts from €240 and even reaches €270.
iPhone 6S Plus
A great compromise between large display, good performance and a camera that is more than enough for both photos and videos. Compatible with iOS 13. The 16GB model is at a price ranging from €230 to €270, while the 32 GB version is usually between €260 and € 290. The 64GB model ranges from €280 to €310, while the 128GB model usually starts at €300 and reaches €340.
This model has the design of the iPhone 5, iPhone 6s hardware but more powerful thanks to a smaller and easier to manage display. This is the last bastion of Apple for those seeking portability and decent performance. This model will also be compatible with iOS 13. The 16GB model is at a price ranging from €140 to €170. We also have the 32 GB model (usually newer together with the 128 GB version), which you can find between €170 and €210, while the 64GB version varies between €180 and €230. Finally, the 128GB iPhone SE varies between € 210 and € 250.
Released three years ago, the iPhone 7 is still a great smartphone that has little to envy to many other newer models. High level performance, more than good camera. Compatible with iOS 13. The 32GB model is at a price ranging from €250 to €290. The 128GB model ranges from €290 to €320, while the 256GB model usually starts at €340 and even goes up to €400. In this case, the price range varies greatly based on the date of purchase. The RED version costs about 20% more. Furthermore, it is possible to find used models still under warranty.
iPhone 7 Plus
Excellent hardware, dual camera and perfectly compatible with iOS 13. The 32GB model is at a price ranging from €300 to €340, while the 128 GB version is usually between €340 and €390. Finally, the 256GB one usually starts at €400 and goes up to €440. Here too the price range varies greatly, based on the date of purchase. Warranty that may still be present.
iPhone 8 incorporates the same design as the iPhone 7, but with much better performance and a renewed graphics compartment. The A11 chip is still among the best around. Italian guarantee that can be present, since this model is still sold by Apple. Compatible with iOS 13. The 64GB model is at a price ranging from €390 to €440, while the 256 GB version is usually found between €410 and €460. The price can also vary based on age, since it is possible to find even recent devices.
iPhone 8 Plus
The version with the largest display of 8, with double camera still among the best around. As for prices, the 64 GB version in the second-hand market is between €420 and €480, while the 256 GB model is between €480 and €530.
A smartphone still super current despite its two years of age, with a design that will be virtually identical even on the next iPhone 11. A11 chip with more than enough performance for most users, Face ID for face recognition, dual camera between the best ever and frontal design without frames. The 64GB model is at a price ranging from €550 to €620, while the 256 GB version is usually between €620 and €700. The price can also vary based on age, since it is possible to find recent devices. Guarantee often present.
The latest from Apple at least until the arrival of the iPhone 2019. Improved camera, among the most powerful hardware ever, improved display and many other small improvements for a device that you can safely use for the next 3 years. Always present guarantee, you could pay a little more if Apple Care is also active. The 64GB model is at a price ranging from €740 to €840, while the 256 GB version is usually between €850 and €950. The 512 GB model ranges from €950 to €1,100. The price can vary a lot, because some iPhone XS could have a few months of life.
iPhone XS Max
The same is true for the iPhone XS, but here we also have a huge 6.5-inch display. The 64GB model is at a price ranging from €840 to €950, while the 256 GB version is usually found between €930 and €1000. The 512 GB model ranges from €980 to €1,200. The warranty can drive up the price.
6.1 inch LCD screen, many colors available, good camera (even if single) and top performance. The right compromise between size, price and performance. The 64GB model is at a price ranging from €550 to €660, while the 128 GB version is usually found between €680 and €760. The 256 GB version, very difficult to find in the used market, starts from €800. The price can also vary based on age, since it is possible to find very recent devices.
What to check before buying a used iPhone
First, make sure the buyer turns off the Find My iPhone feature. If the function remains active, you will not be able to activate the iPhone as you will be asked for the password of the previous owner, forcing you to contact the buyer again in order to activate the device. Also make sure that the iPhone is restored before the sale.
If you are a seller, do both: deactivate Find my iPhone and completely restore the device, obviously only after making a backup via iTunes or iCloud.
If you make the purchase online, get detailed pictures sent to avoid having nasty surprises between scratches and any dents. If possible, always try to check the device yourself before purchasing.
PLEASE NOTE: The prices indicated in this article arise from a market analysis carried out in the last few weeks. Clearly, it is possible to find iPhones at even more advantageous prices, as business is never lacking. But be careful: prices that are too attractive and too low compared to those indicated in this article could hide bad surprises. If the used iPhone you are looking for is within the listed prices, then surely the buyer is not taking advantage of it. The presence of the guarantee / warranty slightly increases the price.