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  • This iPhone 7 came out three years ago.

  • I could sell it and still get a couple hundred dollars for it.

  • But if it was an Android phone, it would be a very different story.

  • Why can I get so much for this 3-year-old phone?

  • Right now on eBay a used iPhone 7 goes for around $150 to sometimes over $200.

  • But a Galaxy S7, which also came out in 2016, sells for under $100.

  • This is true for sites like Best Buy and Swappa, too.

  • It doesn't matter where you shop, used iPhones always cost more than the same generation of Android phone.

  • And you have to pay even more if you want a certified refurbished phone.

  • Buying a refurbished iPhone 7 Plus from Apple still costs $480.

  • Unfortunately, all phones lose value as soon as you take them out of the box.

  • Even a used iPhone XS, which came out last year, sells for around $700 to $800 on eBay.

  • That's 20% to 30% less than the original price.

  • But reports have shown that after a year, iPhones retain around 15% more value than Samsung phones.

  • And it's even worse for other Android phone manufacturers, like LG.

  • The LG G8 ThinQ came out in March.

  • It costs around $850 new, but used it sells for just $300 to $400.

  • That's more than a 50% loss in just three months.

  • So why do we consider old phones to be worth so much less?

  • For better or worse, the smartphone upgrade cycle is quick.

  • Every year you know there will be new phones with new features.

  • This is iPhone X.

  • A big reason for buying that new phone is because your current phone is slow or out of date.

  • But this is where Apple has a big advantage.

  • Since Apple is in complete control of the iPhone, they can choose to support products for a longer period of time.

  • And they're more transparent about how long a phone will be supported.

  • That means your old phone can get the newest features and security updates.

  • iOS 12 even supports the iPhone 5s, which came out in 2013.

  • In fact, Apple reports that 85% of iPhone users have installed the latest software.

  • Android P, on the other hand....

  • They only had 10

  • Data from 2018 showed that the iPhone 6s and 7 are still very popular phones.

  • And Apple is bringing iOS 13 to both of these phones.

  • That means the iPhone 6s has been supported through five software versions.

  • That's not something any Android phone can say.

  • And thanks to these updates, older iPhones remain more popular and can be sold for more money.

  • Companies like Samsung and LG are slow to bring new versions of Android to their devices.

  • It takes time to modify Android for each phone, and companies might not be motivated to bring new versions to phones that are several years old.

  • And it can be tough to tell

  • how long your device is supported,

  • although the speed of Android updates

  • has gotten better over the last couple of years.

  • Of course, iPhones also have the best brand recognition.

  • People are willing to trust a used iPhone 7

  • more than a OnePlus 6

  • because they know what they get with an iPhone.

  • And unless you're the type of person

  • who watches a review of every new Android phone,

  • it can be tough to keep up with each release.

  • New iPhones, on the other hand,

  • are released every September.

  • But there are some things that Android phone manufacturers

  • can do to improve their phones' resale values.

  • Getting new versions of Android faster is a huge advantage.

  • If you buy Google's own Pixel phones,

  • you know you'll get Google's software updates right away.

  • So you might be more likely to stick with that device.

  • And phones that don't modify stock Android very much

  • usually perform better in the long run.

  • OnePlus phones, for example,

  • don't pack on a lot of extra features on top of Android.

  • As a result, they still run great

  • years after they're released.

  • But one thing does remain true, iPhone or Android:

  • Try to sell your phone before they release a new model.

  • Phones drop in value almost immediately

  • after a new one is announced.

  • So when that shiny new iPhone gets released,

  • consider buying used instead of new.

  • You can save a lot of money

  • by buying last year's latest and greatest.

  • And now that thousand-dollar phones are the norm,

  • buy a phone that you can use

  • for more than just a year or two.

This iPhone 7 came out three years ago.

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なぜ使用されたiPhoneは、使用されたAndroid携帯電話よりもコストがかかります (Why Used iPhones Cost More Than Used Android Phones)

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