According to research by SellCell, the depreciation of the iPhone 13 lineup is the lowest it has ever been two months after its launch.
According to SellCell's research, the iPhone 13 has the best value retention of all the phones in the first two months. The average depreciation of the 13 models is 25.5 percent. The iPhone 11 lineup lost 44.6% of its value and the iPhone 12 lineup lost 41 percent of its value after launch.
The average depreciation for the first and second months after launch was just 0.6 percent and 24.9%, respectively.
After an initial drop in value, some iPhone 13 models recovered their value. The 512GB model regained 1.7 percent of its value, the 128GB model regained 1.8 percent of its value, and the Pro Max model regained 1.4 percent of its value. The 128GB model regained two percent of its initial value, while the 256GB model regained 4.6 percent of its initial value.
The smallest model in the lineup, the iPhone 13 mini, lost five percent and 7.5 percent.
The rate of depreciation may be reduced due to setbacks such as component shortages, production cuts, and shipping delays, which reduced the availability of the iPhone 13 models and pushed up the price of used devices. SellCell thinks there could be more value recovery through the end of the year.
The depreciation trend is likely to be the slowest for some time because the iPhone 14 is not likely to benefit from such unusual factors.