List of depreciation rates of various models of Apple iPod

According to statistics, after the last iPod touch was officially discontinued earlier this month, the value of the entire iPod series rose slightly , but the devices in use continued to depreciate significantly.

According to trade-in pricing data collected by SellCell from more than 40 independent U.S. technology resale companies, the iPod has lost an average of 89 percent in value since its introduction , with some models depreciating as much as 98 percent in 2003, and the seventh-generation iPod also lost 71 percent of its value.

The data shows that sixth- and seventh-generation iPod touch models are the best value in the series, especially those with higher storage configurations. The 256GB seventh-generation iPod touch has the best value for money at around $100 if the device is in good condition, while slightly older models with smaller storage configurations sell for just over $60. Older iPods from 2012 or earlier sell for an average of just $28, with the best value model being the 160GB seventh-generation iPod Classic for $61.

Also, since Apple announced the discontinuation of the iPod, values ​​have recovered slightly by 2.9% . Tracked iPod prices show an average depreciation rate of 86.3% on May 1, falling to 83.4% on May 16. Notably, the price of the 16GB seventh-generation iPod Nano jumped 13.4%.

SellCell said that overall, despite the fervor of the iPod after it was announced to be discontinued, most used iPods will continue to depreciate over time. That means now might be the best time to sell a used iPod, especially if interest in the device is surging. Brand new iPods, especially ones that are still sealed, are more likely to become collectibles in the future. 

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