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HYLA Mobile: iPhones accounted for nine of top 10 trade-in devices in 2019

HYLA Mobile, a provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, has announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2019. The report reveals that $2.378 billion was returned to U.S. consumers last year via mobile device trade-in programs—an increase of 4.7% from 2018.

Key findings from HYLA’s 2019 trade-in trends report reveals that:

° iPhones accounted for nine of the top 10 devices traded-in in 2019. The top traded device was the iPhone 7, followed by the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 8, Galaxy S7, iPhone X, and iPhone SE

°  The iPhone 7 was the top traded device in every quarter in 2019. The Galaxy S7 was the top traded Android device in each quarter of 2019. 

° While the average age of an iPhone at trade-in was 3.10 years, the average age of an Android device at trade-in was 2.75 years. Overall, the average age of a smartphone at trade-in has crossed the 3-year threshold.

°   Quarter four of 019, where $758 million was returned to U.S. consumers, was the quarter where the most money was given back to consumers thanks to trade-in programs.

° The iPhone 11 Pro Max received the highest trade-in value in 2019 at $555.75. The iPhone XS Max followed with a trade-in value of $521.74. Interestingly, the highest trade-in value for a 5G device (the Galaxy Note10+ 5G) was 437.15, over $100 less than the iPhone 11 Pro Max

°  The average trade-in value for an iPhone in 2019 was $171.11, while the average trade-in value for an Android smartphone was $66.82. Overall, the average value of a device at trade-in was $102.25.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.