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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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What are some good uses for your retired iPhones

I finally found a great use for my old iPhone 4.

If y'all remember I wasn't sure what to do with it. I could have put all that data on my new iPhone 5 but I didn't want 5,000 pictures I don't look at cramming it.

As many of you know I do tons and tons of banking.

I figured the perfect use for my iPhone 4 would be to use it as a vault for highly sensitive information.

What do you use yours for?

I assumed an iPod would be a great use.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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I gave it to my wife n i ve got myself the 5
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Unless you want keep one iPhone in every design/form factor as a collection, best use is to unlock it and ebay it for $400+.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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doorstop or paperweight
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:34 PM   #5
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i use mine as an ipod touch basically...
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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I use my old iPhone 4 as an iPod touch, well my kids do. Still has wifi and games, etc.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:45 PM   #7
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I recently sold my 3GS on Craigslist and used the proceeds against the cost of a 4S.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:48 PM   #8
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My sister gave me her old iPhone 3GS for Christmas last year. I'm not on AT&T so it became a WiPhone. I put Talkatone on it and connected it with my Google Voice number. Combined with iMessage it gave me free US calls and free SMS/MMS. Since most of the places I go have WiFi I was able to use it as a spare phone with internet/data capability.

Now that I have my iPhone 5 it's also being used as a media device and for controlling my PowerBook.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 02:52 PM   #9
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i gave them away for really cheap or for free.

no need for trying to make a "profit".
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:01 PM   #10
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My 5 is my first ever iPhone so none to retire, but my old Blackberry bold is now used by my 9 month old. It has "White Noise" on there as an MP3, and its great, he sleeps superbly with it on loop. Was a trick by the midwife when he was young and wouldnt go sleep, now he wont without it.

Also means we can go in the room without waking him.
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My 5 is my first ever iPhone so none to retire, but my old Blackberry bold is now used by my 9 month old. It has "White Noise" on there as an MP3, and its great, he sleeps superbly with it on loop. Was a trick by the midwife when he was young and wouldnt go sleep, now he wont without it.

Also means we can go in the room without waking him.
My iPhone 5 replaced my HTC Touch Pro which is a Windows Mobile phone. I'm now using that phone for some non-Apple apps and I have the SD card on it Apple formatted. I use that as a maintenance/emergency boot drive for my Mac.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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i gave them away for really cheap or for free.

no need for trying to make a "profit".
Well that was nice of you.

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You know guys while it would seem easy to find something to do with it, it is actually not as easy as people think if you buy the new iPhone!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:33 PM   #13
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You know guys while it would seem easy to find something to do with it, it is actually not as easy as people think if you buy the new iPhone!
That's why you sell them for quite a bit of money unless you want to maintain a collection of iPhones in each design/form factor.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:33 PM   #14
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I've always sold them, helps recoup money when upgrading
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 09:59 PM   #15
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Gave mine to my little cousins to have a play games on. Free iPod touch basically for them.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:18 PM   #16
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I taunt people who own android phones. My deactivated old iPhone is still better than their activated android phone, and they KNOW it.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:30 AM   #17
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I taunt people who own android phones. My deactivated old iPhone is still better than their activated android phone, and they KNOW it.
Big talk when surrounded by your friends. The numbers don't lie; Android is killing the competition and that's a fact. You will be using a Android device in the near future based on the growth rate. The iPhone 5 is not even on the list any more. It's between the HTC DNA and the Note 2. I got my wife a iPhone 5 because it was made for women, children and guys with tight pants and small hands.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:23 AM   #18
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Big talk when surrounded by your friends. The numbers don't lie; Android is killing the competition and that's a fact. You will be using a Android device in the near future based on the growth rate. The iPhone 5 is not even on the list any more. It's between the HTC DNA and the Note 2. I got my wife a iPhone 5 because it was made for women, children and guys with tight pants and small hands.
Just because its used more doesn't make it better... Is a Prius better than a Ferrari? And the iPhone 4S sold 50 million units and the 5 sold 5 million units in the first weekend, so it's still one of the best selling phones in the world. But that's not here nor there.

Back on topic: Old iPhones are good for the kids, iPod, gaming device etc.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:16 AM   #19
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Big talk when surrounded by your friends. The numbers don't lie; Android is killing the competition and that's a fact. You will be using a Android device in the near future based on the growth rate. The iPhone 5 is not even on the list any more. It's between the HTC DNA and the Note 2. I got my wife a iPhone 5 because it was made for women, children and guys with tight pants and small hands.
So you still have a dumbphone? Because you are neither a woman, child or a man. And by the way, I did own a razr maxx piece of crap. But how would you know that? Dumb people only own dumbphones. Smart people own smart phones, and geniuses own iPhones.
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Big talk when surrounded by your friends. The numbers don't lie; Android is killing the competition and that's a fact. You will be using a Android device in the near future based on the growth rate. The iPhone 5 is not even on the list any more. It's between the HTC DNA and the Note 2. I got my wife a iPhone 5 because it was made for women, children and guys with tight pants and small hands.
Android doesn't even retina display yet

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file vault, backup device (if primary smartphone fails), bluetooth modem
I use mine as a black book for highly sensitive information. I guess you could say that's a vault backup
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:39 AM   #21
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Android doesn't even retina display
Of course an operating system doesn't have a retina display! . Retina isn't even a real thing. It's a term apple pulled out of their ass for a high resolution display. And there a plenty of Android DEVICES that have that, and even beat Apple's "Retina" display. But I'm not getting into that pissing match here again with all of the iSheep and fandroids. There's enough of that already.
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Big talk when surrounded by your friends. The numbers don't lie; Android is killing the competition and that's a fact. You will be using a Android device in the near future based on the growth rate. The iPhone 5 is not even on the list any more. It's between the HTC DNA and the Note 2. I got my wife a iPhone 5 because it was made for women, children and guys with tight pants and small hands.
You're an idiot. Thanks for the laugh.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:25 PM   #23
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 11:18 PM   #24
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My wife and I gave our iPhone 4 phones to our kids as iPod touches (replacing the 3G versions of our previous phones they were using) when we got the 5. I am happy doing it, the iPod touch that kids really like these days are $299 and the 4 does basically everything the same minus the bigger screen.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:58 AM   #25
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I ended up making a quick sell and put it towards the iPhone 5.
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