11 Things To Do With Your Old iPhone (CBS Boston)

11 Things To Do With Your Old iPhone (CBS Boston)

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NEW YORK (AP) — In case you haven’t heard by now, Apple is unveiling its latest iPhone on Wednesday.
That leaves the question: What should you do with your old one?
The new phones will join some 244 million iPhones sold since the first one launched in 2007.

Some have been lost or stolen. Some of us are still hanging on to our old gadgets in some futile attempt to resist the constant upgrade cycle that technology companies are forcing on us.

But it’s fair to say that millions of iPhones are languishing in desk drawers or gathering dust.
Here are a few things to do with yours to keep it from meeting that fate once you buy the iPhone 5.

1. Give it to your kids so they stop taking yours…
2. …or to your mom so she can finally see the light
3. Use it as a teeny-tiny iPad
4. Donate to charity
5. Alarm Clock
6. Sell, sell, sell!
7. Trade in at GameStop!
8. Stream music
9. Keep as a backup in case you lose/break your fancy new one.
10. Use as a camera.
11. Recycle with Apple
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dvinegrace83
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i only knew 2 things really..sell or recycle..
dvinegrace83 posted Sep 13, 2012
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misukshoo
rep: 35
That's funny!
misukshoo posted Sep 13, 2012
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hemalaa
rep: 10.8k
Just keep the old phone and dont ugrade to Iphone 5 :) Other than display size increase. It is practically same with more improvements coming from software rather than hardware.
hemalaa posted Sep 13, 2012
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ReturninVideoTps
rep: 1.27k
Haha nice list. I will definitely consult this when I upgrade to the 5
ReturninVideoTps posted Sep 13, 2012
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zoneric
rep: 23.5k
number 12: give it to me :D I'll find something to do with it :D just kidding.
zoneric posted Sep 13, 2012
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jenniferds
rep: 292
Thanks for all the ideas, really funny :)))))
jenniferds posted Sep 13, 2012
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MrBklynW
rep: 404k
thanks for the ideas, haven't decided what to do with it yet.
MrBklynW posted Sep 12, 2012
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blackfoot
rep: 284k
Nice list of ways to get rid of the iphone but If you can make money off it, thats the way to go.
blackfoot posted Sep 12, 2012
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uggbootscoupons
rep: 1
the ihone is more popular.look great
uggbootscoupons posted Sep 12, 2012
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themoneyman1113
rep: 24.1k
Interesting list. I saw this on my local news. I always thought ebay would be the best bet. People buy up things like no tomorrow. It is unbelievable.
themoneyman1113 posted Sep 12, 2012
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bbattag
rep: 6.67k
Yea, for sure. Just list it on ebay. I've sold several phones with broken screens and they got decent money.
bbattag posted Sep 12, 2012
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tpark6283
rep: 12.4k
My iphone3's glass is cracked...pretty sure there is noone that will want it :(
tpark6283 posted Sep 12, 2012
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tpark6283
tpark6283 replied:
But really good tips for those who are in working condition :)
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  1 |   0
encorez
encorez replied:
are you kidding...Ebay will buy that right up....
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  2 |   0
tpark6283
tpark6283 replied:
Really?? I will definitely be looking into that then! Any tips?
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  1 |   0
encorez
encorez replied:
the screen is easy to fix, so people will buy it just to fix..
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  1 |   0
encorez
encorez replied:
$100 seems good price.
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  1 |   0
tpark6283
tpark6283 replied:
Thanks rez for your help & advice, looking now as I type at similar ones!! I have an ebay savvy family member that will hopefully help me with the posting!
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  1 |   0
Subha83
Subha83 replied:
Try to trade in BestBuy.Same thing happened to my friend's iphone3.She got $200 for her phone in trade.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
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Acidbaby
rep: 6.84k
EBay is the way to go. I sold an iPhone 4 that is locked to a Japanese carrier and had shattered back glass on there a month ago for $250. I wouldn't have paid $50 for that but I threw in a SIM unlocker card and a powermat with it to sweeten the deal.
Acidbaby posted Sep 12, 2012
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encorez
encorez replied:
I washed my 4s....lol and still sold it ( as-is ) for $250
Posted Sep 12, 2012
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abu5692
rep: 8.46k
I kind of agree for # "2. …or to your mom so she can finally see the light" but not for all moms!
abu5692 posted Sep 12, 2012
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arsiel
rep: 13k
So sad. This list is like Toy Story, when all the old toys just get disregarded :x
arsiel posted Sep 12, 2012
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audiocracy
audiocracy replied:
But your new toy would be all shiny and awesome-like (:
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  0 |   1
Asten77
rep: 113
They forgot "shoot it with a high caliber weapon", "keep it, and don't waste money on a slight upgrade", "skip it into a pond".

Apple's now about where Android was 18-24 months ago. What a joke.
Asten77 posted Sep 12, 2012
  5 |   1
audiocracy
audiocracy replied:
Some people just don't have time to tinker with Android OS and want something to just work out of the box. Other than the terrible stock firmware, finding a custom firmware that works 100% on my SGS2 was next to impossible.
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  2 |   1
Asten77
Asten77 replied:
Yeah, it does work out of the box. You have to be relatively unintelligent to not be able to run an android phone. In which case, the Playskool iPhone is still there.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
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TheJammer
TheJammer replied:
It's not just about working out of the box, its about the whole hardware and software experience combined. Sure google has its cloud, but Apple's cloud just works, apps just work on Apple, and really nothing ever causes an iPhone to freeze, crash, or otherwise not work. Despite all the features in each android phone, no single phone provides everything in one package apple does. I can compare with my friend's brand new Android, and it has a brilliant screen, but lacks proper sound, noise cancellation on calls, and still is "jumpy" with certain things, not smooth throughout. I hardly think you can say it is now where android was 2 years ago without considering everything the OS has to offer.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
  0 |   1
TheJammer
TheJammer replied:
really hate to be one to pitch in to an Android vs Apple conversation, as they both are great in their own ways, but calling it primitive, or "Playskool" is just not right...
Posted Sep 13, 2012
  0 |   1
jigsaw918
rep: 74
what a terrible list... if you really want to make money off your old iPhone 4S, jailbreak + unlock it and sell it on ebay for T-Mobile users because we are still left out of the Apple market apparently... I know a few T-Mobile users that would want one - not me, I'm a Fandroid. Apple is so outdated imo
jigsaw918 posted Sep 12, 2012
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encorez
rep: 9.95k
Ebay it....$300
encorez posted Sep 12, 2012
  4 |   2
maven3
maven3 replied:
And put the money towards a phone with a better OS ;)
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  10 |   2
nimase85
nimase85 replied:
I'm with maven3 lol
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  6 |   1
tpark6283
tpark6283 replied:
Why would someone thumbs down these comments?
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  3 |   1
encorez
encorez replied:
there are ghosts here.....
Posted Sep 12, 2012
  3 |   1
ancagavs
ancagavs replied:
I think someone has a crush on you, that's why the thumbs down :)
Posted Sep 13, 2012
  2 |   0
maven3
maven3 replied:
:) Either that or someone is VERY attached to Apple and has to "defend" them.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
  1 |   0
TheJammer
TheJammer replied:
@maven3: Ah, like iOS 6? Yes yes of course.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
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TheJammer
TheJammer replied:
I'm counteracting those thumbs down with thumbs up, even if I may be inclined towards apple rather than android or windows or w/e else.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
  0 |   0
TheJammer
TheJammer replied:
Some of them are just unreasonable thumbs downs.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
  0 |   0
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