First Gen iPhones going up in value in the future?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BrittQ, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    I was thinking and just wanted to bounce this idea off of you guys.

    If the iPhone V2 is harder to unlock (I'm sure it will be quickly unlocked though) and AT&T and Apple charge fees for not signing up for a contract within 30 days and having to sign a contract in-store etc etc...

    Does this mean that once people start buying up all the of the current supply of V1 easy-to-use-iphones-on-non-AT&T-networks the value of them will go up as supply decreases and demand increases...?
  2. wildmilne macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    How much could the fees be? $200? That would just put it back to what it costs now.
  3. paulej69 macrumors member

    May 5, 2008
    Maybe there will be a reversal of the trend until now - i.e. countries like Australia that didn't get the original iPhone had to import from USA and unlock, perhaps now Americans will be importing unlocked 3G iPhones from Australia so they can avoid the AT&T monopoly.

    That's if they offer them unlocked - I'm pretty sure there was a law introduced here a few years back - phone sellers have to offer each phone as an outright purchase in addition to any plans they also sell...:apple:

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