iPhone 15 Pre-release Recycling Prices｜With just a week to go, Apple is going to release the new generation of iPhone 15 series, and I believe that many of the fans who are going to replace their iPhone are planning to sell their old iPhones for cash in order to get ready for the new one. Is it a good idea to sell your iPhone at this time? What are the tips to get a good price?
In this regard, we visited the once-acclaimed "World's Largest iPhone Trading Market" in Mongkok's Centurion Plaza again, and tried to bring you a reference standard from the recycling price in the plaza.
Before we get to the Centaur, let's take a look at Apple's official Trade-in prices, which were last adjusted in July. Take the iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB, which has been in use for two years, as an example, and the current information on Apple's official website points to a maximum recycling price of $3,900.
The reporter brought the same used iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB to Mongkok Herald Square and asked the stores for a quote. After several stores asked, the average recycling price is about $4,000, which is slightly higher than the recycling price on Apple's official website, or many old phone users have already found it acceptable. However, from the experts in the other forum, there is still room for upward adjustment of the current price.
In response to our enquiry, Simon, the owner of Sam Wo Electric, who has operated a mobile phone store in the Centro for many years, said that every year, one to two months before the release of a new iPhone, the second-hand recycling price of old iPhones will fall to its lowest point, so it is already a bit late to release the phone now. However, he reminded that if you are not in a hurry to replace your iPhone, you can wait and see if the price of the old iPhone goes up slightly after the release of the new one, and then you can earn more money by releasing it at that time.
If you want to get a higher price for your old phone, you can pay attention to three aspects of the phone, including: the appearance of the body, whether there are scratches on the screen, and in recent years, the battery health has also become one of the indicators. Simon took the iPhone 14 as an example, pointing out that the battery health of an iPhone that has been in use for a year should be maintained at 80% or above in order to be considered as "good". If the health level is too low, the recycling price will be greatly reduced.
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