Value of my iPhone 6s

Probably the most common, and arguably the first question that pops up when someone is trying to sell iPhone 6s is the price. After all, the iPhone 6s is still a powerful device that contains almost all the latest mobile technological advancements. So logically, the device should hold a pretty good resale price.



However, since its release in September 2015, the iPhone 6s has been superseded by eight new models from Apple’s newer SE, 7, 8, XS and XR product lines. Obviously then, its price would have gone down with each passing year and every succeeding model. Having said that, this is not an Android device; Apple products hold their prices quite well in the second hand market. So never make a rush sale, or you could lose quite a bit of money.


Factors that determines the price of your iPhone 6


There are several factors which will affect the appraisal of your phone.


Release Date: The first is obviously the date when Apple released the model to public. The rule of thumb is, the earlier the release, the lower the price.


Purchase Date: This gives an indication of additional features incorporated into subsequent versions of the 6s, as well as rectifications of common problems. For instance, some of the phones manufactured between September and November 2016 have battery issues which resulted in unexpected shut downs. Another example is the operating system – phones sold after September 17 2018 features the iOS 12.


Size: Bigger is always better, as least as far as the iPhone 6s is concerned. After all, screen size matters for videos, games and photos. As such, the 6s Plus will always have a higher resale value than a standard 6s of a same age. In fact, the 6s Plus prices can match a 6s that is six months younger.


Colour: The space grey 6s with black front finish is valued up to 5% higher compared to the other colours (silver, gold and rose gold).


Storage capacity: The extra storage you paid for when buying the iPhone will also come into play at the time of selling. The price difference between a 128GB and 32GB unit can be as much as £100!


Condition: Obviously, phones that are in better condition will get better prices. Scratches on the chassis and frame, speaker damage and digitiser related problems are some of the major issues that buyers tend to look out for.


So, what’s the bottom line?


Unfortunately, there is no way of giving a valuation of your phone without knowing its details. The timing of the sale also matters, as prices tend to drop significantly in the period surrounding the release of a new model. Further, since prices are continuously dropping, any prices given will probably be outdated within a couple of months.


Nevertheless, a general guideline for iPhones is that the prices halves every year. So, if you paid £600 for one a year ago, you should probably be looking at the £300 range.