The popularity of the iPhone is indisputable, but the curious thing is that the well-known Apple smartphone not only dominates the market for new terminals, but also maintains an almost absolute dominance of the second-hand marketat least according to a new study that confirms that many users prefer to invest 200 dollars in a second-hand iPhone before buying a new Android terminal.
In general terms, the second-hand smartphone market has been gaining in popularity in recent years, and it has become an excellent option for those users who have tighter budgets, but who want to be able to access a fairly mid-range terminal. capable, or even to a model that can still be considered high-end, and without having to invest a large amount of money.
Thanks to the second-hand market, we can normally access smartphones that offer, in many cases, an excellent value for money-performance ratio, and that may be well above other new models that would be much more expensive for us. That is precisely what this study illustrates, where we can see that, Of the ten best-selling pre-owned smartphones in March 2023, eight were iPhones.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max was the most expensive model of those ten best-selling second-hand terminals, followed by the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12. Poorly against, the cheapest was the second-generation iPhone SE, priced at $143. This model was launched in 2020 and is still very capable, since it has an Apple A13 SoC, the same chip that mounts the iPhone 11. We only see two Android-based terminals on the list, the Pixel 6 and the Galaxy S21.
Apple doesn’t sell new smartphones priced at $200, an important detail that helps us understand why second-hand iPhones are so popular. We must also take into account the greater support that these receive, and that is that, of the ten best-selling second-hand smartphones in March, all the iPhones that appear they keep getting iOS updates despite their age.
The value of upgrades is attached to the idea of ”status” that the iPhone maintainseven the older models, and good level of performance that it continues to offer over time, thanks to the optimization offered by iOS and the power of Apple’s A-series SoCs, which lead generation after generation against Snapdragons.
Not everyone can, or wants to, buy an iPhone 14, and the alternatives that Apple offers to access the iOS ecosystem are very expensive, so it is normal that in the end many people prefer to look for alternatives in the second-hand market. If you decide on this market, I recommend that you opt for reconditioned terminals with a guarantee, since in the end it is the best way to ensure your investment.