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DEEP DEPRECIATION

Here’s how much your old iPad is worth now

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Less than that.
  • Mike Murphy
By Mike Murphy

Technology editor

Published Last updated on This article is more than 2 years old.

Five years ago today, the original Apple iPad went on sale in the US. Since 2010, Apple has introduced cellular versions, smaller versions, and ones thinner than part of a pencil.

In total, Apple has released 104 different models of the iPad. Quartz analyzed the resale value of a range of iPad models on Gazelle, a website that purchases old tech for reselling. Below are some of the most popular models. The prices listed are for models in “good” condition. Note: “Cellular” models refer to AT&T 3G/4G models for older iPads and unlocked LTE models for newer devices.

ModelRelease date16GB WiFi64GB WiFi16GB Cellular64GB Cellular
iPadApr. ’10$20$20$20$20
iPad 2Mar. ’11$70$90$75$95
iPad (3rd gen)Mar. ’12$90$110$95$115
iPad (4th gen)Nov. ’12$140$160$145$165
iPad AirNov. ’13$165$185$175$195
iPad Air 2Oct. ’14$240$260$250$270
iPad MiniNov. ’12$70$90$75$95
iPad Mini 2Nov. ’13$100$140$110$150
iPad Mini 3Oct. ’14$150$170$160$180

Unsurprisingly, the most valuable iPad on the list is the largest and the newest. A 64GB LTE iPad Air 2 is worth $270—considerably less than the $729 you most likely paid for it not long ago. Sadly, the original iPads have not held up so well—on Gazelle, they’re now worth less than a new pair of Apple headphones or a couple of overly designed lanyards.

There wasn’t much difference in price between storage sizes for each model. Apple tends to charge about $100 more for the next storage size up—128GB versus 64GB, for example. But on resale, the difference was generally between just $10 and $25.

For a complete breakdown on the price of all 104 models, check out this much larger chart.

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