iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones — analyst

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iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

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Android may be outpacing Apple at new sales, but the iPhone seems to be the better bet in terms of resale value. At least, that’s according to new data from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

Surveying the recent resale market, Munster found that Apple hung onto its value in the U.S. better than did certain Samsung devices.

Over the four months from April through July, the iPhone 5 dropped 3.75 percent in value, while the iPhone 4S dropped 11.85 percent. The iPhone 4 jumped in value by 10.3 percent. In contrast, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 lost 27.3 percent of its value, while the Galaxy Note 2 fell by 35.5 percent.

The situation was similar in China. Since the start of April, the iPhone 5 dropped 7.2 percent in resale value, the iPhone 4S fell by 14.3 percent, and the iPhone 4 grew by 1.4 percent. The value of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 fell by 14.3 percent, the S3 by 24.1 percent, and the Note 2 by 23.6 percent.

Munster’s information doesn’t provide a complete picture of the resale market as it’s based solely on eBay sales in the U.S. and Taobao sales in China. But assuming the stats are indicative of the overall market, what do they mean for Apple and Samsung?

In China, the iPhone 5 has retained a better value than the Galaxy S4 despite the fact that Android is the dominant mobile platform in the country. As such, “Apple appears to be maintaining mindshare in the high end market,” accordi… [Read more]

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

 

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

 

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

 

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

 

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

iPhone holds value better than do Samsung phones -- analyst

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