Those who buy Apple iPod models are trying to capture nostalgic feelings
Chart showing valuation lost by iPod models due to depreciation
The most valuable iPod model right now is one that we said sold out of the online Apple Store. That would be the seventh-generation iPod touch with 256GB of storage (the largest amount of storage available), which SellCell says can sell in good condition for as much as $100. The 128GB variant of the seventh-generation iPod touch can are sold for $60, also in good condition. The original 2019 launch price for the seventh-generation iPod touch was $399.99 for the 256GB version and $299 for the 128GB storage model.
Prices of iPod models after depreciation
The iPod model that has stood the test of writing best is the seventh-generation iPod touch with 32GB of storage. That device can still run you $57, resulting in a 71.4% depreciation rate. And surprisingly, the iPod Nano 7th Generation 16 GB has seen a 13.4% increase in value since Apple’s announcement earlier this month. SellCell says if you need the extra few bucks you can get by selling your iPod device now, put it up for sale.
Are you selling or keeping your depreciated iPod to give to your kids?
But if you’re planning on keeping your iPod as a second device, or because you’re planning on giving it to one of your kids, the depreciation is slow enough to allow you to hold onto the device for a while before you it sell it. And there could be a small increase in resale value in the coming weeks. Not a huge amount, mind you, but maybe just enough to make you think you did the right thing by waiting.
And while it may seem hard to imagine now, there will come a time when even today’s flagship smartphone models, including those from Apple and Samsung, will find themselves in the same position as the iPod; technologically behind the times and valued at a small percentage of the original launch price.