Neil Gupta

The Value of an iPad is Emotional

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via Forbes

“Don’t throw away apps.” In 20 years, he explained, the iPhone app made for a movie like The Men Who Stare At Goats will be worth a lot of money. While the rest of the world is getting used to using tablet technology, Fry is making a date with his future antique dealer. Now that’s forward thinking.

Stephen Fry compares the value of an iPad to a dog. It’s about emotional connection over function. At the end, he brings up an interesting question. Will apps appreciate in value in the future when they are replaced with newer apps and become unavailable, like certain music records are today? Will there be app collectors? Or will DRM prevent any of this from happening?

Written on October 2, 2010 in Chicago.