How Much Is Your iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus Worth Now?

The start of a new year may mean it's time to get a new phone, especially if you've been holding on to that iPhone 6 you picked up nearly four years ago. The iPhone's gone through a few upgrade cycles since then, adding better processors, a pressure-sensitive screen and improved cameras. Even if you upgraded to the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus a couple of years ago, you're probably looking at the iPhone 8 and iPhone X with envy.

Apple's new phones are expensive. The iPhone 8 starts at $699 while the iPhone X will set you back $1,000. Trading in your current phone can get you some cash back, though, even if you've got an iPhone with a few years on it.

Here's a closer look at what you can expect to get back for your iPhone 6, including the 2015 iPhone 6s and 6s Plus updates.

To find out trade-in values, we turned to five popular sites for trading in iPhones. We used a Space Gray iPhone as our default model for each iPhone when available, though trade-in prices don't vary much depending on color. In the case of GameStop, the numbers listed below are trade-in values available for the general public; that retailer offers higher trade-in values for its Elite Pro and Pro members, though those reward programs come with annual fees.

Across all the vendors compared, you could get between $47 and $191 for your iPhone 6/6 Plus, depending on carrier and capacity. Walmart tends to offer the most money for your pre-loved handset, though Amazon and Gazelle aren't that far behind. Best Buy's listed trade-in values were consistently the lowest, with the exception of higher-capacity versions of newer iPhones.

As you might expect, the newer iPhone 6s and 6 Plus command a higher return than their older counterparts — between $85 and $265, depending on which model and capacity you're selling. On these newer phones, Walmart posts the highest trade-in amounts by some distance. Amazon is the place to turn if you're selling an unlocked iPhone, though.

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Verizon models tend to fetch the most money, while T-Mobile phones are usually worth tens of dollars less. (Some retailers won't even accept certain iPhone models tied to T-Mobile.) Sprint-tied iPhones also have lower values than models from AT&T and Verizon. The value of unlocked iPhones varies across providers, with Amazon and Gazelle offering the best return on average.

The lists below show the maximum cash and credit offers you can now expect at these major retailers that have trade-in programs. Your phone will typically need to be in good (or in some cases Like New) condition, have a non-cracked screen, have Find My iPhone turned off and be able to power on. At Walmart, you'll maximize your return by including a charger with your trade-in.

iPhone 6 (16GB / 64GB / 128GB)

 

AT&T

Sprint

T-Mobile

Verizon

Unlocked

Amazon

$100/$115/$125

$71/$86/$97

$85/$105/$115

$105/$125/$135

$105/$125/$135

Best Buy (in-store credit)

$94/$112/$120

$80/$97/$110

$80/$97/Not available

$97/$115/$130

$80/$97/$110

Gamestop (in-store credit/cash)

$85/$98/$107

$47/$60/$68

$73/$90/$98

$90/$107/$115

Not Available

Gazelle

$100/$110/$120


$60/$70/$85

$90/$105/$115

$130/$135/$145

$105/$135/$145

Walmart (in-store credit)

$106/$125/$135

$94/$118/$122

$87/$91/$95

$123/$144/$152

$104/$121/$130

iPhone 6 Plus (16GB / 64GB / 128GB)

 

AT&T

Sprint

T-Mobile

Verizon

Unlocked

Amazon

$125/$140/$155

$110/$120/$131

$110/$120/$131

$135/$155/$170

$135/$155/$170

Best Buy (in-store credit)

$126/$157/$170

$100/$135/$157

$100/Not Available/Not Available

$135/$162/$180
$100/$135/$157

Gamestop (in-store credit/cash)

$107/$119/$132

$94/$102/$111

$94/$102/$111

$115/$132/$145

Not Available

Gazelle

$120/$145/$155

$110/$120/$140

$110/$120/$135

$140/$160/$180

$140/$160/$180

Walmart (in-store credit)

$136/$170/$190

$126/$138/$150

$116/$133/$145

$145/$167/$191

$142/$132/$165

iPhone 6s (16GB / 64GB / 128GB)

 

AT&T

Sprint

T-Mobile

Verizon

Unlocked

Amazon

$135/$150/$165

$115/$130/$123

$115/$130/$123

$140/$160/$175

$140/$160/$175

Best Buy (in-store credit)

$121/$162/$175

$100/$130/$150

Not Available

$126/$171/$190

$100/$130/$150

Gamestop (in-store credit/cash)

$115/$128/$141

$85/$98/$102

$90/$98/$102

$119/$136/$149

Not Available

Gazelle

$135/$155/$170

$115/$145/$145

$110/$140/$145

$140/$165/$185

$140/$165/$185

Walmart (in-store credit)

$148/$185/$194

$122/$142/$165

$120/$127/$139

$166/$197/$211

$132/$171/$176

iPhone 6s Plus (16GB / 64GB / 128GB)

 

AT&T

Sprint

T-Mobile

Verizon

Unlocked

Amazon

$150/$180/$185

$140/$146/$172

$130/$140/$160

$175/$195/$206

$175/$195/$206

Best Buy (in-store credit)

$140/$180/$220

$110/$175/$210

Not Available

$160/$225/$250

$110/Not Available/Not Available

Gamestop (in-store credit/cash)

$128/$153/$158

$102/$115/$136

$111/$124/$136

$149/$166/$175

Not Available


Gazelle

$145/$180/$200

$145/$150/$180

$145/$160/$180

$170/$200/$230

$170/$200/$230

Walmart (in-store credit)

$201/$221/$245

$201/$210/$214

$182/$207/$202

$219/$240/$250

$172/$205/$265

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  • billyboi77
    Verizon just gave me a $290 gift card for my iPhone 6s Plus/ 64GB (Space Grey). I was pleasantly surprised!