Phone Recycling Industry stats Q2 2014

Phone and tablet recycling industry stats. Q2 2014 (April - June)Hi all, apologies for the delay in releasing these, it’s been pretty busy over here at SMCP HQ. Following on from last quarters statistics, here are our American phone recycling industry statistics taken from our website for the second quarter of 2014 (April – June). I aim to bring you a super snazzy infographic next quarter (no promises though) but for now, our latest release is below. As explained last quarter though, it’s the statistics that are the interesting part, not the design. Here it is:

Phone recycling statistics infographic, Q2 2014

Phone recycling industry data summary

So, to summarise the data from 1st April to 30th June 2014 and also compare some statistics to the previous quarter:

  • The most recycled cell phone manufacturer was again Samsung with 33% (up 3% on previous quarter. This was followed by Apple with 17% (the same as the previous quarter) and LG with 14% (up 1%)
  • The most recycled Samsung cell phone was the Galaxy S4 with 19% (previous quarter the S4 accounted for 16%). This knocked the S3 off the top spot. The HTC One S was also replaced by the HTC Evo 4G as the most recycled HTC handset.
  • The most recycled iPhone was again the 4s with 30% (down 2% on the previous quarter), again followed by the iPhone 4 with 24% (3% less than the previous quarter) and the iPhone 5 with 14% (down 2%). There was also an increase in the number of 5s and 5c models being recycled compared to the previous quarter
  • The most recycled tablet manufacturer was again Apple (iPad obviously) with 32% (a drop of 2%), again followed by the Amazon Kindle with 14% (a drop of 5%), then Samsung with 18% (same as the previous quarter)
  • Of all iPad models recycled, the iPad with Retina Display (iPad 4) replaced the iPad 2 from the previous quarter as the most recycled iPad with 23%. The iPad 2 dropped to fourth position with the percentage of sales dropping from 32% in the 1st quarter to just 13%. In second position was the original iPad with 17% followed by a brand new entry, the iPad Mini with Retina Display (iPad Mini 2) with 14%. There was also another new entry with the iPad Air accounting for 10% of the sales. During the first quarter of the year we had no iPad Air or iPad Mini 2 sales so it looks like people may be getting a little tired of their present from last Christmas.

Remember, these statistics are all unique and taken directly from our own analytics so won’t be found anywhere else on the web. They may also differ to those of other recyclers but we wanted to share them with you. If you have any other data resources or opinion, please feel free to share them in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.

Also of course, don’t forget to recycle your old cell phones, tablets and other electronics devices right here, we compare America’s most reputable recyclers so you can be sure of a great deal and swift payment. Simply search for yours using our search function or ‘Brand Search’ to find your device and see the latest recycling prices.

I will share the current quarters data with you sometime in October so keep a look out.

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