Apple has reduced trade-in values for some iPhones, as found MacRumorsmeaning you will now receive less money when trading in affected older devices.
The iPhone 13 Pro line appears to be the hardest hit, with trade-in values down $80. Trading in an iPhone 13 Pro Max will now net you up to $570, down from $650 previously, while handing in an iPhone 13 Pro will net you up to $470, down from $550 previously. (And note that you’ll only get that maximum trade-in value if Apple decides your device is in good enough condition.) Trade-in values for the iPhone 13 are down $50, and for the 13 Mini, of $30.
Trade-in values for some other Apple devices have also been adjusted. For Macs some actually went up – you’ll get more for MacBook and Mac Mini laptops – and remain unchanged for other Macs. You’ll also be able to get $5 more for the Apple Watch Series 7, but you’ll get $5 less for an Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 5. iPad trade-in values remain the same.
It’s unclear why Apple decided to change the trade-in values now, and the company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But that’s not unusual, as the company periodically makes adjustments, including November, July, and May 2022, as noted. MacRumors.
That said, Apple’s trade-in values have come under fire recently: as MKBHD writer and researcher David Imel discovered, if you try to trade in a Mac Pro for over $50,000, you won’t even get enough money. buy an iPhone 14 Pro. Personally, I’m disappointed that my two-year-old iPhone 12 Mini is only worth $250 at Apple; at this point i think i’ll keep going for as long as possible, even though replacing the battery is about to get more expensive.
If you’re considering trading in a device for an upgraded iPhone despite the lower values, you might want to keep an eye on the refurbished section of Apple’s online store. The company has started selling refurbished iPhone 13 Mini, Pro, and Pro Max in select countries in Europe. The iPhone 13 lineup is also listed on the US store, though you can’t buy any of them right now.