DRM Destroys Value: Why Years Old, But DRM Free, Devices Sell For Twice The Price Of New Devices

Back in 2010, I paid $99 for an Apple TV–technically, the Apple TV (2nd generation). Recently, it stopped receiving software updates, so I decided to put it on eBay. I was surprised that I was able to sell a piece of four-year old electronics for $161–it’s not often you make a profit on old devices.

The reason for this is simple–tinkerers have figured out how to jailbreak the 2nd generation Apple TV, but not the 3rd gen one, which is the one Apple currently sells (also for $99).

Link (Techdirt)

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