Factors that affect how much a device drops in value

Factors that affect how much a device drops in value

Technology major Apple will announce the iPhone 7/Plus and an upgraded Apple Watch in the following week, and the world is already very excited.

However, the launch will bring along impending fall in the cost of your soon-to-be-outdated Apple devices.

Newer models of iPhones, iPads, and MacBookshit the market every year, pushing the older sets quite down the path of obsolescence. But, even then prior to the upcoming launch you can sell your devices, and make maxim possiblemoney out of old sets.

A drop in the value of a set depends on various factors. For instance, phones on full cycle refreshes get their cost somewhat better than their ‘S’ counterparts. Besides, broken devices don’t see their cost’s dropping as severely as aptly working devices will.

Phone value predictions are slightly more interesting this year. Though the iPhone 7 is a full cycle upgrade, apparently it will be received quite like an ‘S’ model because of absence of cosmetic upgrades.

Same is the case with the AppleWatch 2. A number of customers awaiting 3G support in it have got primed for disappointment, but the ones wanting just GPS are lining up in hope.

This year’s final main device release, a redesigned MacBook Pro, is likely to be the first release to notably slash the prices of MacBook Pro since the release of the first Retina model in 2012.

Buyback persons at MyPhones Unlimited come across thousands of devices per year. They have predicted that the value of iPhone 6 and 6S will see 10% fall in the week of the launch and thereafter an extra 10% over the next month.

They have also projected that Retina MacBook Pros will lose nearly 15% of their overall value within 30 days after the release, and cautioned that any MacBook released earlier than 2010 is going to be rendered almost worthless by the year end.