So I'm looking to upgrade from my 32GB 4S to a 5c or 5s in the next couple weeks. My original idea was to just get the new iphone and then pass my 4S down to my 9 year old son so that he can play games and stuff on it; no phone activation. He's a smart kid, but he's still nine and he doesn't live with me full time. So I could see two things happening: 1. He takes it to school with him and it gets stolen 2. He drops it and breaks it and its not worth repairing. Either way he's bummed out. Whereas if he never got it to begin with, nothing to be bummed about. So now I'm considering that maybe instead I should just sell it to pay for my new phone. Otherwise what am I going to do with a 4S sitting around the house? When I upgraded from my 3Gs to the 4S I had the other sitting around the house for months shut off. One day I went to charge it and the battery blew up. It expanded and bowed the screen and seams. I had to throw it out. It was ruined. It had sat for two long with a low charge. So there is no point in potentially having the same thing happen to the 4S. What are your thoughts on this as a parent or just an iphone user?