Why is the 2nd Gen ATV more than 3rd?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Mackinjosh, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2014
    What is it about the 2nd generation Apple TV that makes it worth more to people than the 3rd? Other than some spec differences (which favor the third gen), they appear to be the same yet Amazon offers 80 dollar trade in on the 2nd gen and only 30 for the 3rd.
  2. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    The second generation apple tv has the ability to be jailbroken which all allows users to install additional software like xbmc/kodi for example or you can install atv flash black.
  3. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2015
    Mukilteo, WA USA
    Yep, they are worth more because they can be jailbroken. That's all there is to it.
  4. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2012
    gotta love apple. having a bootrom exploit makes devices more valuable :)
  5. Mackinjosh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2014
    Thank you, folks. Looks like I'll sell it for 120 and use the money to fund whatever Apple announces next week.
  6. dearfriendx macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Good to know! I have a used one and it's stuck on the older UI. Thanks for the tip. Now trading in mine to buy the 3rd gen with the upped specs and newer UI. Trade in value for the old one is $65.80 used. Buying a new 3rd gen is $62. I even make money lol.

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