Got an old iPhone 12 that you’re not using? Luckily, with MoneySuperMarket, it’s quick and easy to sell it to a mobile phone recycler. Use our table above to compare your offers and convert your old tech into cash.

How do I sell my iPhone 12?

Selling your iPhone 12 to a mobile recycler or trade-in programme is easy with MoneySuperMarket’s comparison tool.

We’ve partnered with a number of mobile phone recycling companies we’ve carefully selected and vetted. You’ll be able to shop around for the best deal on your old gadgets, with the peace of mind that you can trust the recyclers.

Once you choose an offer, sending your phone off and getting paid is a simple and quick process.

Here’s how it works:

  • Compare offers – Use our comparison table above to take a look at all the current quotes we've got from recyclers. Adjust the filters at the side to tell us your phone’s storage size, condition, and whether it’s locked to a network, and we’ll show you the most accurate offers right now
  • Send your device – Choose an offer you like the look of, then click it to go to the buyer and enter your details. They’ll send you a postage pack, mail instructions, or a printable postage label
  • Get paid – Once your device arrives with the recycler, they’ll give it a check. If everything is ok with your device, they'll send you money via your preferred payment method, whether that’s by bank transfer, cheque, PayPal, or another way

How much can I sell my iPhone 12 for?

Our comparison table at the top of the page shows all the current quotes for the iPhone 12. As a rule of thumb, you can get a higher price for your phone if:

Prices from recyclers constantly go up and down, even within the space of a day. So, if you stumble across a deal you like, be aware that it might change tomorrow.

When is the best time to sell my iPhone 12?

The newer the phone, the more money you’ll get for it. So, if you have an old iPhone 12 collecting dust, now is a good time to sell it.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that new iPhones are usually released every September – meaning offers on old iPhones will likely dip. So, it’s a good idea to sell your iPhone 12 before then.

All that said, there’s never really a bad time to declutter your old devices.

iPhone 12 price history

The iPhone 12 was released in October 2020. At launch, it was priced at £799 for 64GB of storage, £849 for 128GB, and £949 for the 256GB version.

It was launched alongside three other devices: the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Since then, the prices for all iPhone 12 models have dropped.

Will my iPhone 12 be recycled?

Yes – but how it’s recycled largely depends on the condition of your device, as well as the current smartphone market.

If your phone is in good condition, or it’s a more recent model, it’ll probably be refurbished and sold on. Older devices, or phones that are worse for wear, may be dismantled and their parts used to refurbish other phones.

Otherwise, if it can’t be refurbished or reused, it’ll be taken apart. Recyclable materials will be melted down and reused elsewhere, while other parts will be disposed of safely.

Can I get paid for a broken iPhone 12?

Absolutely – most recyclers will happily accept phones that are broken or damaged. This could be anything like cosmetic damage (e.g. cracked screens, scratches and dents, broken buttons), faulty pixels on the display, or operating system problems. To get the most accurate quotes for your iPhone 12, it’s best to be as honest as you can about its condition.

Of course, you’ll get less money for it than you would for a phone that’s fully functioning and in good condition – but you should be able to sell it nonetheless. However, recyclers are unlikely to accept water-damaged phones, or phones that are significantly damaged (for example, if it’s snapped in two).

Each recycling company will have its own conditions on what counts as broken and what they’ll accept, so be sure to check.

Read our guide to selling your broken phone for more information.

Can I trade my old iPhone 12 for a new one?

Indeed, you can trade in your old iPhone 12 for a new phone – and there are a couple of ways to do this.

First, you can trade in your old iPhone directly to Apple. This gets you a discount on a new iPhone, and it’s pretty handy if you’re happy to buy your device outright from Apple.

However, Apple’s trade-in programme may not necessarily offer the best price on your old phone. Not to mention, you may be able to find betters deals for new handsets elsewhere.

To weigh up your trade-in options, see our comparison table above. We’ll show you the quotes currently offered by other companies we work with, so you can make a direct comparison and choose the best firm to trade your phone in with.

Looking to upgrade your iPhone 12? Check out the iPhone 13 or iPhone 14.

What other Apple iPhones can I sell?

You can sell almost any iPhone, from the newest releases to models from generations ago, including:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone XR