AT&T's policy and value of 1st Gen iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thechidz, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000

    thechidz

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    #1
    it seems like the value of the 1st generation iphone is going to skyrocket since it looks like folks who are on at&t without an iphone and haven't been with them for 24 months wont be eligible for the price scheme. I think the best solution will be for those people to buy a first gen iphone and then upgrade to 3g. seem logical?
     
  2. seenett macrumors regular

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    I think lots of people will do this (including me), but I don't think the 1st generation values will rise above the $175-$200 ETF or the difference between the subsidized and unsubsidized 3G price - which ever is less.

    Once Apple floods the market with 3G phones and someone figures out how to unlock them, 2G phones will decline in value
     
  3. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

    cyclingplatypus

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    I'm thinking you might be a bit off on this, with the 2.0 software and the lockdown on contracts I think (for a few weeks/months) the value of the original will see a significant bump. You look at prices now used locked phones are getting at least $299/$399 now on eBay without the 2.0 update.
     

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