Analyst: iPhone Holds Value Better Than Samsung Devices

Posted August 7, 2013 at 5:06pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6541 views

Analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray is citing that the iPhone holds its value much better than other samsung devices, indicating support for the iPhone is still strong.

Over the four months (April-July), Munster tracked various prices in the resale market. He found that the iPhone 4 actually jumped in value by 10.3 percent, while the iPhone 5 declined 3.75% and the iPhone 4S dropped 11.85%. Samsung saw the Galaxy S3 lose 27.3% of its value while the Galaxy Note 2 dropped 35.5%.

Munster's data does not provide the entire picture of the resale market since its based solely on eBay sales in the US. There is also some data from China:

The situation was similar in China. Since the start of April, the iPhone 5 dropped 7.2 percent in resale value, the iPhone 4S fell by 14.3 percent, and the iPhone 4 grew by 1.4 percent. The value of Samsung's Galaxy S4 fell by 14.3 percent, the S3 by 24.1 percent, and the Note 2 by 23.6 percent.

Any rapid drop in iPhone resale prices usually means consumers waiting for a new model or jumping ship over to another vendor. However this data is a sign that customers are still enjoying their iPhones, in no rush for a 5S upgrade.

via CNET

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iPhone 4 - August 8, 2013 at 4:35am
It is true but I believe all the wrong reason. In my opinion galaxy loose value due of the costly screen replacement or repairs. If your LCD or touch is broken, the cost is near $200. So who is going to fix that when your phone might be selling at $250 in good condition?. So your value will for sure drop if people worry the repair cost. As for iPhone 4 or 4s screen replacement is $60-70 CAD so people will fix them. Same theory as European cars compare to Japanese car. Again my opinion.
Simon - August 8, 2013 at 2:32am
The earth is round. There. Now there are 2 useless facts that the entire world already knew about!!! What part of this article is considered news?
Ihatewin8 - August 8, 2013 at 12:56am
Yeah the reason for it is there is no much difference between iPhone 4 and 4S or even 4 and 5. So why get chocked with hefty iPhone 5 price when iPhone 4 does the same thing.
Aik - August 7, 2013 at 8:10pm
xol - August 7, 2013 at 5:35pm
yeah trailer trash buys old iShits so they can look cool, the hype is over my little iSheep, in a year or two iShit will be a thing of the past.
Ihatewin8 - August 7, 2013 at 10:29pm
And you still stuck with your Microshit and no one buying it you gonna microshove it in your Ass
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