Wednesday, May 18, 2016

iPhone 4 is actually gaining value, based on Resrches and s

Unlike the auto which loses much of its value the moment you drive off the dler’s lot, i tend to remain valuable to owners. According to new resrch, ’s handset does better at retaining its value, compared to Android . In a related study, trade-in programs are incrsingly important to smartphone owners deciding on carriers.Although the value of Android fell by as much as a third in three months, iPhone prices actually go up. The price of an iPhone 4 asked on eBay was 10.3 percent higher than at the start of the three-month period, one Wall Street analyst found…Piper Jaffray’s e Munster msured the resale value of three i and three Android handsets in the U.S. and China, starting in April. During that period powered by Google’s mobile software fell between 14.4 percent and 35.5 percent, according toFortune.’s worst performance, in terms of resale value, came from the iPhone 4S, which lost between 11.8 percent to 14.3 percent of its value over three months. The iPhone 5 lost 3.75 percent to 7.2 percent, according to the Munster and his tm.What’s striking is that the iPhone 4 actually gained in value over the period: between 1.4 percent in China to 10.3 percent in the US.What does this say about the rivalry between the iPhone and Android?“First, the iPhone 5 has maintained its value better in China than the Galaxy S IV which shows continued support for ’s flagship device within China,”the analyst told investors Wednesday. Despite Android handsets controlling the bulk of China’s smartphone sales,“ apprs to be maintaining mindshare in the high end market,”he adds.The absence of a sharp decline in resale prices for the iPhone also mns owners are not expecting a new version of the device – or worse, a shift in preference toward the handset. However, as we get closer to September, a time when many expect to announce new devices, we’ll likely see the iPhone aftermarket prices fall, he concludes.Talk of the aftermarket prices of i comes as rumors abound that may get into thehandset trade-inbusiness. In a July , more than half of smartphone owners asked, said they would trade in their old handset when time to upgrade.Some 60 percent of the respondents said they would pick their next wireless carrier based on the trade-in program, according toConnected lice.As the investing siteBenzinganotes, carriers such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile have beefed-up their trade-in policies, as well as made it sier for consumers tomore quickly upgradetheir smart.For itself, a trade-in program could not only be a response to consumersvaluing older i, but a step toward retail loions selling more handsets.Currently, most i are purchased through carriers, a situation CEO Tim Cook would like to change. Cook envisions half ofi being sold through retail, currently responsible for just fifteen percent of iPhone sales.

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