It’s a new year, so perhaps you’re thinking about upgrading your suite of personal devices — or maybe you want to help a loved one do so. Whatever it is you’re planning to buy — a new iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device — it’s not an uncommon problem to not know what to do with the old devices you have laying around. Why not get some cash for them? The best trade deals for January 2021 below…

There are many ways to sell your iPhone and other Apple devices and ensure they’re properly recycled or reused. For newer devices, we recommend our trade-in partner MyPhones Unlimited, which offers competitive trade in values (in cash!) for the full range of Apple devices — from iPhone, to iPad, to MacBook. Apple Trade In is also a popular option, and if you’re going to be purchasing a new Apple product with the funds anyway, an Apple Store gift card might not be a turn-off for you.

Other sites like Gazelle and Decluttr, or even your cellular carrier (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint all have trade in programs) might be worth checking out as well. Here’s a sampling of some of the best trade-in offers we were able to find for January 2021

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iPhone trade-in values January 2021

Top iPhone 7 trade in values

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Top iPhone X trade in values

Top iPhone XS trade in values

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $240 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac $275 cash (256GB, unlocked, good)
  • Apple Trade-In: $300 Apple Gift Card (any capacity, unlocked, good)
  • Gazelle: $201 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Best Buy: $215 (64GB, carrier model, good)
  • Decluttr: $255 cash (64GB, unlocked, good)
  • Decluttr: $291 cash (256GB, unlocked, good)

Top iPhone XR trade in values

Top iPhone 11 trade in values

Top iPhone 11 Pro trade-in values

Top iPhone 11 Pro Max trade-in values

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iPad trade-in values January 2021

How much is your iPad Pro worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $250 cash (3rd gen, 11-inch, 64GB, WiFi, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $300 cash (3rd gen, 11-inch, 256GB, WiFi, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $350 cash (3rd gen, 12.9-inch, 64GB, WiFi, good) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $400 cash (3rd gen, 12.9-inch, 256GB, WiFi, good) (Support the site!)
  • Gazelle: $327 cash (3rd gen, 11-inch, 64GB, WiFi, good)
  • Gazelle: $387 cash (3rd gen, 11-inch, 256GB, WiFi, good)
  • Apple Trade-In: Up to $480 Apple Gift Card (varies, enter serial number)

How much is your iPad Air worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $80 cash (iPad Air 3rd gen, 64GB, WiFi, good)(Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $100 cash (iPad Air 3rd gen, 256GB, WiFi, good)(Support the site!)
  • Apple Trade-In: $40+ Apple Gift Card (varies, enter serial number)
  • Gazelle: $158 cash (iPad Air 3rd gen, 64GB, WiFi, good)
  • Gazelle: $223 cash (iPad Air 3rd gen, 256GB, WiFi, good)

MacBook trade-in values December 2020

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Apple Watch, AirPods and other trade-in values January 2021

How much is your Apple Watch worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $20 cash (aluminum Series 1, 42mm) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $40 cash (aluminum Series 2, 42mm) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $70 cash (aluminum Series 3, 42mm, GPS) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $120 cash (aluminum Series 4, 44mm, GPS) (Support the site!)
  • Apple Trade-In: Up to $150 Apple Gift Card (varies)

How much are your AirPods worth?

  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $20 cash (1st gen, good condition) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $25 cash (2nd gen, good condition) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $30 cash (2nd gen wireless, good condition) (Support the site!)
  • MyPhones via 9to5Mac: $75 cash (AirPods Pro, good condition) (Support the site!)

Older iPhone and Apple devices can be dropped off at Best Buy, Staples, and Apple Stores for free recycling if you just want to ensure minimal environmental impact.

Be sure to check out the following guides for more detailed information on your device trade in options:

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