What can one do with an old iPhone 3G?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by satchmo, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    So my old 8gb 3G iPhone has been gathering dust since I picked up a 4S last year. It's too old and too slow to run most apps (many require iOS 4.3).

    I could only come up with couple of ideas and I'd love to know what others have done with their old iPhones.

    -use as an iPod in speaker dock
    -use as a remote for AppleTV
    -paperweight on my desk :D
  2. macrumors 68040

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Sold on eBay for like $80
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    I would use as an iPod touch..
  4. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    1. Sell it
    2. Give it to a relative/friend
    3. Donate it
  5. macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Use it as an internet radio

    I docked mine in a Phillip clock radio and use it to listen to BBC World News via TuneIn app.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2008
    Dedicated nav system.

    Requires a nav app like Copilot Live that stores maps on board since you wouldn't wAnt to pay for a cell subscription.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2012
    Use it as a phone... Because well that's what it is
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2013
    network player

    I use my old iP3 as DLNA network player - installed ArkMC on it and connect to Audio System. Now I can playback music from my DLNA NAS, or WMP and control it from ArkMC on my Ip5.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    I use my old iPhone 4 as media storage/playing in my car.

    With Wireless syncing, I can even connect to it while my car is in the garage and sync new songs to it :cool:
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2013
    There are plenty of ways to use your old iPhone.

    With a simple app you may convert your iPhone into webcam (Mobiola Webcamera app), use your iPhone as additional display of your desktop computer (iDisplay app) or even control your computer remotely (RDM+ app).

    And of course, you may just sell it.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    I liquidated mine to take the sting out of my 4S purchase. There is a market for them on eBay and Craigslist. Jailbreakers like them provided you haven't installed iOS6 but the longer you wait the less you'll be able to charge.
  12. macrumors 68040


    Nov 15, 2012
    1. collect for nostalgia
    2. sell to craigslist
    3. give to family

  13. macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    I still have mine and use it as a phone, it works perfect for calls and text. After I upgrade (finally) I'll give it to my daughters as a itouch.
  14. testcard, Jan 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013

    macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2009
    Middle England
    Offer it to RIM as a software testbed?

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