Resale value will stop people upgrading

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68020

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    Unlike last years IPhone X which retained half its value the IPad Pro can only be sold on for much less than the 2018 cheaper IPad.

    iPad Pro owners May be better waiting for a new IPad in a March which will be cheaper and maybe no home button new processor and pencil 2.
     
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    Makes me curious if the next cheap iPads will get the Apple Pencil 2 since things seem to start at the top and trickle to the bottom
     
  3. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You would think so given it supports pencil already
     
  4. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Glad I unloaded mine a month ago. Surely resale values will plunge more now. I think this is an effect of people not upgrading as much (thus shrinking demand for resale units) not a cause of people not upgrading as much even if that’s true for some.

    I think that’s the trend with all products though. I remember when I got into Apple in 2006 you can resell stuff years old for 20-30% off now it’s more than 50% after just a year. Some devices like Apple Watch are virtually worthless after two years.

    I think the problem is that a few years ago people still wanted to get into a device and hoped to get a bargain. Now a days everyone who wants one has one, and the market for people who want another one or upgrade theirs is smaller.

    At the same time the amount of people trying to sell theirs is bigger. So you combine these forces and you get lower resale prices. Expect this to continue. Wouldn’t surprise me if in 2-3 years a 3 or even 2 year old iPad is virtually worthless too.
     
  5. lyutin macrumors regular

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    bought my 10.5 just 3-4 months ago for 499 brand new (from micro center), so im happy seeing as they are still 649 and new model has already been released.
     
  6. UnifiedMelody macrumors regular

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    ipads see less demand vs say iphones so resale value is much higher on iphones as a result... whilst ipads can take a huge plunge.

    which is why i never never resale even though apple products "do hold their value well"... it's because I love to use my products until end of life, not sell it off...

    not to mention the amount of **** i went through trying to resell my phone once, people were so paranoid and skeptical thinking "i sold them a fake iPhone" like wtf???................................... [just because im chinese/asian]

    ^ this scenario, made me end up holding my phone until it broke, since 2010 i've never went to apple for servicing ever. in anyway be it iPhone iPad iPod etc.. that's how good their products are.
     
  7. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Resell sites still always buy them but I’ve found it hard to offload ipads on private selling sites.

    People always want a new iPhone to replace there old one so I can see why it holds its value better.

    An iPad is an iPad it seems most people just go for the cheaper one. The pro has always been a niche for past few years.
     
  8. UnifiedMelody macrumors regular

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    like i say, the demand for iPHones is bloody high beacuse everyone needs an iPhone and are willing to look for a cheap model hence why the value seems to hold so well [so essentially this is how the value logic applies in this case].

    ipads afaik from my experience easily drops down to 60-70% of it's original value after a year or two because of the less pent up demand for it.
     
  9. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That’s why I had my iPad Air 2 for a few extra years I skipped the 9.7 pro and waited six months into the pro cycle. Buying a new iPad every year seems money down a drain.
     

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