According to recent reports, Apple suddenly adjusted the prices of some of its products. The price of the iPad has increased moderately, while the Mac is basically a downward trend. Apple encourages customers to upgrade by offering trade-in options in exchange for deductions to purchase new equipment. According to iMore, the value of the trade-in program has the latest changes, including iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and even some Android devices.
Apple has increased the highest value of a trade-in for some products in the iPad series. For example, the iPad Pro rose by $25 to $525. The iPad Air and the entry-level iPad rose by $40, reaching $250 and $240 respectively. The iPad mini rose from $175 to $205.
Apple’s price of Apple Watch has also increased slightly. The third-generation Apple Watch and the fourth-generation Apple Watch increased by $10, reaching $95 and $150 respectively, while Apple Watch Series 1 increased from $30 to $35.
Compared with the iPad and Apple Watch, Mac discounts are down. MacBook Pro dropped from $1760 to $1530, a decrease of $230. MacBook Air reduced by $100 to $630, while MacBook fell from $450 to $380.
As for the desktop, the trade-in price of the iMac Pro dropped directly by $540 to $3,040; the Mac dropped from $1390 to $1180, and the Mac mini fell from $930 to $830. The Mac Pro should be the only Mac computer to appreciate, nearly double the previous price of $1,490. Users can redeem Mac Pro for $2,930.
In terms of Android devices, the discounted price of the Samsung Galaxy S20 dropped directly from $270 to $225, while the prices of Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ and Google Pixel devices rose slightly, but the actual valuation still depends on the condition of the device.
Analysts believe that if Apple combines the iPhone upgrade plan and Apple One, then Apple’s trade-in plan may become a key part of future software and hardware integration subscription services.
iPhone 12 Pro demand is soaring
According to multiple research institutions and investment bank analysts, the most popular among the four models in the iPhone 12 series is the iPhone 12 Pro, while the least popular is the iPhone 12 mini. In some countries and regions, the iPhone 12 Pro delivery time has reached 30 days.
The demand for Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max seems to be slowing down, especially in the Chinese market. Analysts believe that this is because the 6.7-inch model’s early appeal to users is weakening. Previous research has shown that the demand for Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max is relatively higher than that of the iPhone 12 Pro.
In addition, the delivery time of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini has also increased slightly. Nevertheless, the delivery time of these two phones is still far below the Pro version. In all regions surveyed by JPMorgan Chase, the average delivery time of iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Pro increased slightly. It is currently 4 days, 4 days, and 28 days respectively. However, the iPhone 12 Pro Max is 11 days. In the Chinese market, the delivery time for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max is 4 days, 6 days, 30 days, and 15 days respectively.