Apple iPhones Hold Their Value Better Than Samsung Galaxy Devices [Chart]

Apple iPhones Hold Their Value Better Than Samsung Galaxy Devices [Chart]

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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has released a new report that finds Apple iPhones hold their value better than Samsung Galaxy devices, reports AppleInsider.

The inaugural report shared with AppleInsider compared U.S. eBay auction prices for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II , a method that looks to determine the current consumer climate for Apple's handset.

The index is "a pulse on what consumers are willing to pay for unsubsidized phones in the US," said Munster. "The key takeaway from 8 weeks of data is that the iPhone is holding slightly more of its value compared to the top two Galaxy phones."

eBay auction prices were monitored since March 15 taking a weekly look at the last 50 phones sold to determine the "fair value" for each device.

Despite costing 46% more than the Galaxy S III, the iPhone 5 dropped 11.2% in value from $535 to $465 compared to 13.7% from $360 to $320 for the S III. The iPhone 4S lost 7% from $349 to $312, the iPhone 4 lost 8.8%, and the Galaxy Note II lost 15% going from $550 to $444.

"We believe that the iPhone aftermarket price should continue to decrease as we approach an iPhone 5S launch which we expect at the end of the month of September," said Munster.

Take a look at the charts below for more details...

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Apple iPhones Hold Their Value Better Than Samsung Galaxy Devices [Chart]

Apple iPhones Hold Their Value Better Than Samsung Galaxy Devices [Chart]
Mikael - May 15, 2013 at 9:09pm
Hmm wonder why.. Samsung is like trash. Or more like a pile of shiit. Its getting messier and messier.. Laggier after just some weeks use.. And people buy this shit anyway.. Plastic shit
Justabrake - May 15, 2013 at 5:45pm
I bought a Samsung phone once might of been galaxy 2 not sure but it was so cheap I got rid of it in 2 weeks thinking of how big of a loss I was going to take on it Scared Shit
FkurLife - May 15, 2013 at 4:14pm
no one care, because we've already knew it.. like Simon said, common sense.. and no need to be comparison of any phone, you have a choice, they don't said if you drop it, it won't break..
Yme - May 15, 2013 at 4:07pm
Hell ya!! I sold a broken iPhone 4S for $250 .ive been buying bad ESN iPhones selling them for $300.. My upgrades are always free cuz I turn around and sell my iPhonse for double.some1 wanted to trade me his iPad 2 64gig and iPhone 4 and $200 with my iPhone 5 32 gig unlocked I said he'll Na!!samsung is like like a cigarettes you smoke em then you throw em!!
Simon - May 15, 2013 at 3:19pm
This isn't news. This is common sense.
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