Data Shows The iPad Has The Strongest, Stable Tablet Trade in Value

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The residual value seen in all Apple products is amazing, the iPad is still holding the same price as a year ago

- Apple iPad holds value for 12 months, Samsung Galaxy tab loses 30% in same period.

  • iPhone 4 prices recovering after huge drop following the iPhone 5 launch
  • only lists reputable Recycler's

With Apple announcing this week an event of the 23rd October for the proposed launch of the new iPad Mini, the new device is targeted on at the Amazon Kindle and Nexus 7 market – a trusted price comparison site for mobile phone and gadget recycling shows promising price retention.

The new 7 inch product will be a smart consumer purchase as based on recycling price history of the original iPad, which has held it's value over the last 12 months where as Samsung Galaxy Tab has seen a 30% drop is value over the same period.

Andrew Beckett, Co-founder and Commercial Director of says: “The residual value seen in all Apple products is amazing, the iPad is still holding the same price as a year ago which is testament to the brand and desirability of the devices. We see new tablets and tablets coming to the market weekly, many of the recycler's offer low prices for these new entries due to the demand for the iPad products.”

“This new entry in the iPad range is perfect timing for Christmas and hopefully will sell for a price that families can afford. I'm sure that Apple have seen the impressive sales figures of the Kindle in both the US and UK in Christmas 2011 when one in forty adults was given a reader. * ” analysis all the data received from both consumers and the recycling industry and Andrew Beckett confirms “ that when the iPhone 5 was released there was such a huge volume of iPhone 4 and 4S devices being recycled that it drove their prices down, the iPhone 4 actually lost nearly 40% of it's value in the 2 weeks after the 5's release. This huge drop in prices actually stopped some consumers from recycling, however in the past few weeks we have seen that price recovering to a level that consumers are happy to sell for.”

He continues, “ is a consumer focused website and only lists reputable recycler's with good customer service. There are far too many recyclers in the UK right now, with no formal regulatory body many don't come up to the standards we would expect. is an independent price comparison site that provides free information on the value of a used mobile phones and gadgets from more than 40 recycling companies. All recycling partners are comprehensively checked for reliability, ensuring that the customer gets the best possible price and customer experience for their old handset and gadgets. works with leading brands like Mazuma and Envirofone and independent user ratings mean if a company does not deliver, ceases its association.

About CompareMyMobile

Founded in 2009, is the UK's #1 source for independent mobile phone, tablet, sat nav, laptop, iPad, iPod and games console recycling price comparison. It delivers customers confidence in making the difficult decision of where to recycle their old phone safely and for the most money. is 100% impartial, comparing prices from more
than 40 recycling stores.

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