Why trade in values of iPhone 6s+ 64GB and 128GB are the same?

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  1. peterpan123, Nov 26, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2015

    peterpan123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    I am trying to decide if I should buy the 64GB or 128GB version of iPhone 6s+. When I was at Apple Store, the sales told me that if iPhone 7 comes out next year, I can trade n an iPhone 6s+ for about 50%. I just checked http://www.apple.com/shop/browse/reuse_and_recycle .

    First, I wanted to check how much I could get if I sell an iPhone 5s+ to estimate the trade in cost when 7+ comes out. I cannot find 5s+. Why it is not listed? Then, I checked the current trade in values of 6+ 64GB and 128GB. While we could trade in the 64GB version now at only about 40%, the trade in values of both versions are the same. Why we cannot get more money back having double the memory?
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Quite possible that you get a new phone with 64 GB if you trade in one with 64 GB, and you get one with 128 GB if you trade in one with 128 GB. That's how it works with "out of warranty repair", where you the same no matter what memory size (because you leave an old phone with the same memory size).
  3. peterpan123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    The sales and the apple page mentioned that we could also trade in Samsung phones.
  4. vkd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2012
    Have you heard of people who give with one hand and take with the other? Apple are just like that. On the one hand, they sell you a product and maximise the value of the RAM, charging you the highest possible price for it. Then, as you point out, on trade-in, that same RAM becomes, to them, worthless. Why? Because that's the kind of guys they are.

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