iPhone’s Dominance in Refurbished Smartphone Market, 2022


The refurbished smartphone market is growing globally. Apple, more than any brand is witnessing a spike in demand. This report encapsulates Apple’s performance in the global refurbished smartphone market.  This deck analyses the entire pre-owned and refurbished smartphone market both in global and regional terms for Apple. The value chain for these iPhones is a complicated one which is simplified in this deck. The report gives the volume of pre-owned iPhones and the volumes that go on to be resold as refurbished. It includes sales volumes, geographic share, 5G share, forecast for refurbished iPhones, and an understanding on how the refurbished iPhone market is doing in comparison with the new iPhone markets across regions.

This report is useful for:

  • Apple allied partners
  • Refurbished ecosystem players
  • Other OEMs and Retailers
  • Companies powering device trade-ins and insurance.
  • Smartphone component and accessories players
  • E-commerce companies
  • Sustainability channel players
  • Companies looking to enter the pre-owned markets and any enterprise that wants to understand the global secondary smartphone market.

Table of contents:

  • Research Methodology and Context
  • Executive Summary and industry dynamics
  • Global Pre-owned-to-Refurbished iPhone Consumption Flow
  • Global Refurbished Smartphone Sales Volumes by Region
  • Refurbished iPhone Share in Key Regions’ Total Apple Sales
  • Global Apple 5G Share
  • Global Apple Forecast
  • Sustainability initiatives and growth trajectory for Apple

Number of Pages: 15

Publishing Date: July 2023



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