According to SellCell analysis, the iPhone 13 series is seeing historic low levels of depreciation two months after its introduction.
SellCell’s analysis, which is based on data from 45 buyback dealers, the iPhone 13 does have the best value durability of any iPhone in the first two months following its release. Nevertheless, the average depreciation of the 13 iPhone models is just 25.5 percent. In comparison, the iPhone 11 range dropped 44.6 percent of its value in the same period following its debut, while the iPhone 12 lineup lost 41 percent.
The iPhone 13 models deteriorated by just 0.6 percent on average during the first and second months after debut, with a deterioration of 24.9 percent at the end of month one and a deterioration of 25.5 percent over the course of the second month.
Some iPhone 13 devices even regained their value after a brief decrease upon debut. The 1TB storage iPhone 13 Pro Max regained 1.4 percent of its value, the 512GB model recovered 1.7 percent of its value, and the 128GB model regained 1.8 percent of its value. The iPhone 13 Pro did much better, with the 128GB model returning 2% of its original amount and the 256GB model regaining 4.6 percent.
Apple’s iPhone 13 mini was the highest loser in the range, with the 128GB and 256GB variants shedding 5% and 7.5%, respectively.
The lower rate of deterioration may be ascribed to setbacks such as component shortages, manufacturing curtailment, and shipment delays, all of which restricted the quantity of iPhone 13 models and increased the price of used smartphones. SellCell predicts that there will be more value restoration until Apple can completely fulfill demand for iPhone 13 models by the end of 2021.