Buying an iPhone is always a special moment, because you have a device with incredible features for many years. Many users renew their device annually and therefore others buy it, but, When is the best time to buy and sell an iPhone?
It depends on the iPhone
The best time to buy an iPhone it depends on the device you want to buy, In other words, buying a new generation device is not the same as buying a device that is still in the Apple catalog or can only be purchased through third-party platforms. Obviously, there are sections to take into account such as the state of the battery, of the product, the years it has been on the market and the state of the screen and chassis.
When to buy an iPhone?
Next we are going to see an analysis of the first iPhone models that exist today, so that the user knows the best dates to buy an iPhone. This division is structured into four parts that we are going to see next:
- iPhone SE: It’s one of the easier products, because the iPhone SE only drops in price once a new update has come out, which isn’t every year. In general, the SE models always come out in the spring and every two years. The second generation was in 2020 and the third in 2022.
- Newer iPhones: We are referring to the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro. There are two moments that must be taken into account when buying this device. In the first place, when the pre-sale takes place, because as the months go by, the presentation of the new generation iPhone and the loss of its value are getting closer. On the other hand, the worst time to buy the iPhone is the summer months, because the new generation comes out in mid-September, and therefore, your iPhone will lose its price because it will be an old device.
- The old ones but they are still in the Apple catalog: we refer to models such as the iPhone 12 or 13. Although they are still in the Apple catalog, they are not the newest devices. Therefore, they have a lower price not only than their launch price, but you have to choose whether to buy it on the official Apple website, third-party platforms or buy it on the second-hand market. Regarding the best month to buy an old iPhone, but one that is in the catalog, are the months of September, October, November and December, while the months of spring and summer are the worst months due to the proximity of the new iPhone.
Specifically, we are referring to all the iPhones that are out of the catalogue, that is, iPhone X, XS, iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 and 13 Pro, all iPhone models that are not officially sold. The best time to buy the device is when you see an interesting offer and when the device is in good hardware and software condition.
The price of these products is highly variable, especially since each company, platform or user can set the price they deem appropriate. However, the worst time not to buy the device is the month of June, since it is the time when the new iOS versions come out, and therefore, its price drops because it is getting closer to the end of its update cycle.