Following the official shutdown of the latest generation of Apple iPod touch earlier this month, the entire iPod series came to an end, and while the rush to collect the remaining units slightly increased its value, used devices continued to face serious devaluation problems. According to the transaction price data collected by SellCell Of the more than 40 independent digital resellers in the United States, iPods have lost an average of 89 percent in value since their release, ranging from 98 percent for some models in 2003 to 71 percent for iPod touch models. seventh generation.
Of the last two Apple iPods released, the sixth and seventh generation iPod touch models remain the most valuable, especially in higher storage configurations. The seventh generation iPod touch 256 GB has the best resale value. with owners receiving about $ 100 if the unit is in good condition. and slightly older models with smaller storage configurations for about $ 60. Apple iPod models from 2012 or earlier cost an average of just $ 28. with the model with the best value being the seventh generation iPod Classic of 160 GB for $ 61.1.
Used Apple iPods May Not Be Worth Keeping Despite Increasing Their Value After Stopping
Apple iPods have depreciated by an average of 89% since their release. This is, however, incredibly slow damping, as some of the iPods are 20 years old. Depreciation ranges from 98% (range 2003) to 71% for the newest iPods of 2019. The newer iPods still retain a pretty good resale value. with the iPod Touch 7th Gen 128GB still worth $ 70 (good condition). 7th generation 256 GB iPod Touch still worth $ 100 (good condition). and the iPod Touch 6th Gen 128GB worth $ 60 (good condition)
While the average resale value of iPods has remained fairly stable over the past six months, there has been a slight recovery of 2.9% since Apple announced the end of production of the latest iPod. Data from the price monitoring of used iPods showed that the average depreciation rate on May 1 was 86.3%. falling to 83.4% on May 16th. More specifically, the seventh generation 16 GB iPod nano has recovered 13.4% in value since Apple announced the end of the series earlier this month. Some models may see further improvements over time.
Overall, the data suggest that most used iPods will continue to depreciate over time. This means that now may be the right time to sell a used iPod. especially as interest in the device grows. there will be some recovery in value and possibly further increases in the coming weeks. The exact impact of Apple’s decision to discontinue the iPod on the resale value of used devices will become clearer in the coming months.