Do S model phones have a lower resale value then the numbered ones?

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  1. macness macrumors 6502a

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    I've preordered the Space Gray iPhone 6s Plus. I'm kinda regretting not getting the rose gold, but I prefer the black faceplate. I have never owned an S model phone and was wondering if it will be harder to sell next year than the numbered phones. I could see the rose gold being easy to sell, but will people pay as much for my 6s Plus seeing how it will look like a regular 6 plus?
     
  2. 0r30 macrumors 6502

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    Just sell before the next iPhone is announced And you should be fine.
     
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  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    No, if you sell them each year they tend to carry resale quite well. Now, with the new phones having 2gb of RAM it may hurt resale of anything without 2gb going forward. For example, say you can get $300 for the 5S today. You may not be able to get $300 for the 6 next year. People may be looking at 2gb of RAM as a must have. Especially if IOS really utilizes that extra RAM.
     
  5. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I could see that for the Rose gold, but the others will look identical to the previous year..
     
  6. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    I find that there are a greater number of S users who flood the market than numbered phones, thus driving prices down. Everyone and their mother was getting rid of a 5S in order to get the 6. But you didn't see a ton of people selling their 5 to get a 5S.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    it's the classic case of, "what is different"
    "everything inside..camera, cpu, gpu, etc"
    "well it looks the same as what I have"
     
  8. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True
     
  9. flur macrumors 68000

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    There's more to a phone than appearances.
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Tell that's to the THOUSANDS of iPhone users who ARENT on MR and say, "How is that the new iPhone? It looks exactly the same!"
     
  11. flur macrumors 68000

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    Those people are dumb. I can tell them that for you if you'd like.
     
  12. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But this iPhone is suppose to have record breaking sales
     
  13. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Just like every other iPhone before it.
     
  14. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Resale value is usually around the same. No noticeable difference.
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Thank you. Now my biggest problem is what to do with all of my newfound leisure time. A new hobby, perhaps?
     
  16. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Which situation would you feel your phone being more out-dated?
    - using a 6/6+ when the current model is 6s/6s+, or
    - using a 5s when the current model was 6/6+

    My guess is, most people think case 2.
     
  17. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    Outside of people who post here and tech heads, I would wager that vast majority of iPhone owners don't know how much RAM their current phone has, nor how much RAM the next iPhone they plan to buy will have.
     
  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Hah, forget RAM, ARM processors, or even which version of iOS they're on. Ask the average iPhone user how many GB's their phone has or how many inches their screen is. I'd wager that >75% couldn't answer both of those questions.
     
  19. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    Or you will get an answer for one of the questions that involves an actual answer to one of the other questions. I.E. The answer to how much RAM they have will be 32 or 64.
     

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