worth it to keep apple tv 1st gen new?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ISFPOWER, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. ISFPOWER macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    i have a brand new 1st gen apple tv 160gb that ive never used or installed, all brand new in original packaging. i was thinking it would be worth money one day but at this point, would it be worth it to keep holding on to it in new condition?

    do you guys think value would go up one day soon?
  2. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    Don't open it. Difficult to predict what it may be worth in the future, but I don't think the 1st-gen is really worth using these days.

    You never know, it could be a worth something much more to a collector one day.
  3. iOrbit macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2012
    if you don't need to sell it, then i would keep it sealed. its not worth much now on ebay, and its not got much value to the TV right now from what i can tell either. so the only value it could ever hope to have is to a collector one day.

    right now that seems unlikely, but if the Apple TV takes off and becomes an Iconic line central to apple's dominance.. then a 1st Gen Apple TV brand new sealed could be worth a lot someday.
  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    Right now, leave it sealed, as posted in this thread.

    And, if I were you, DL the firmware update files for the device before they get tossed by Apple (you never know!) and put them on a CD or DVD and keep it stashed away too - the new owner of that $1M ATV 1 might want them, and you'll be ready! iClarified has a page for all of the ATV firmware files:
  5. ISFPOWER thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    thanks guys, i was having the same feelings, just needed extra confidence.

    good idea, thank you, never thought of that. im going to do that now

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