Trade in value of iPhone SE

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  1. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

    AHDuke99

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    Hi friends,

    I am at a dilemma at the moment and would love some feedback. I have owned an iPhone 6 Plus since launch day in 2014, and I am finally at wits end with carrying it around. I am an attorney, and I find it impractical to carry around such a big phone on day to day business, and want something smaller.

    I'd love to wait for the iPhone 7, but I'm probably looking at the end of September at the earlier to be able to get one. So I was considering the SE as a short term solution. I owned a 5 for 2 years and loved it, but opted for the 6 Plus on launch because of the better battery life, which I love and still love on the 6 Plus.

    Do you all think the trade in/resale value of the SE will be higher than the 6 Plus in September? I know the SE is currently selling for more, but that's because it's newer. Do you see that trend continuing? I can buy the SE with cash for $499 at the Apple Store and sell my 6 Plus for roughly $450-$475 on Swappa
     
  2. itsray macrumors 6502

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    probably a little more imo since its a new model . but not much
     
  3. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on what Apple does with SE pricing in September (I suspect it will stay the same). If Apple doesn't drop the price you can probably get back 75-80% of what you paid for it in the fall as long as it is in near perfect condition.
     
  4. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    The trade in value will be up there. Have you noticed the resale value on them? They're selling for up to $300 over retail on eBay right now. Of course that's because they're in short supply at the moment.
     
  5. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    BTW I have a SE and the battery life on it is incredible to say the least. I constantly get 2 days of moderate use on one charge.
     
  6. itsray macrumors 6502

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    even now? jeez. i got a 6s plus 64gb at at&t a little over 2 weeks ago (had to get a phone for work purposes) and they had all the SE's in stock.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Not to derail the thread, but if you're unhappy with the size, why are you considering the 7? All leaks lead to it being the same sized phone as the 6 series.
     
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    I'd trial the SE and take from there.

    The 6+ was a flawed design having only 1gb ram. For all intents, the SE outclasses it in many respects...I'd would be quick to unload it if I were you.

    Either the 6s or the SE sounds like a better match for you.

    Was the 6+ subsidized or did you pay it over 2 years?
     
  9. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816

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    I think the carriers have had more stock then the Apple Store has had unlocked models. I think that's where the problem is. Not necessarily with the carrier versions. I think lol
     
  10. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It was subsidized through AT&T. I have an upgrade in September when the 7 will likely launch, although from my understanding the 2 year contracts are gone and I'll have to go through AT&T next.

    I went ahead and bought the SE for cash yesterday and will use it for a week or so and decide whether to keep it or just use my 6+ begrudgingly until the fall.

    The SE is way faster than what I'm used to but the smaller screen is an adjustment. It's nice to have one handed use again though. I didn't realize how much I missed having it
     
  11. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

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    Are you using this phone only as a business phone? If so, I could understand wanting to go to a smaller phone. But if you use it for personal as well, would you be willing to use a smaller screen?

    Do you by any chance still have your iPhone 5? If you're just looking for something for the interim that could likely be a reasonable solution. Of course that would mean giving up TouchID and Apple Pay, if you use those. Although battery life could be an issue, so the SE is probably the better choice.

    Of the current iPhones available, I think the SE would be the best choice for resale value as it was the latest iPhone to be released as you indicated.
     

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