Apple Kills iPhone Resale Market

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Remember that iPhone update that broke unlocked devices? Financial analysts say Apple effectively killed the unlocked-iPhone resale market with that move, even if only temporarily. People would buy up to five iPhones (the customer limit) at the store, likely with the intent of unlocking at least one of them and reselling it. Since unlocked iPhones are now impossible with the latest firmware updates, this market would seem to have no way of existing anymore. At least, until someone finds a way to unlock the new firmware.


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