Cool and fun things to do w your old iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jonomo, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. jonomo macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    I wanted to get some ideas on cool and fun things people are doing with their old iPhones. Please try not to mention recycling, passing it down, selling or anything like that.

    Here are some ideas I had.

    1. Dedicated black box for my car. I've been looking at some apps for this.
    2. Alarm clock
    3. MP3 and music streaming device connected to some speakers

    Any other good ideas?
  2. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    SELL IT. it then becomes MONEY.

    best use everrrrr.
  3. kannesss macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    What exactly do you mean black box for your car? That's really weird like a planes black box?
    Why would you need that in your car?
  4. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    I don't know about where the OP is located, but here in Korea, a black box for cars refers to video recording devices for the front, back or both. The primary use is for recording accidents.
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    If you leave it connected to a network i suppose you could use the findmyiphone app.
  6. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    I think what he means is, that it's recording a video and got an app installed that (in case of an accident) automatically calls 911. I have read that there are apps that are capable of doing that (at least on other platforms)
  7. jonomo thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    You are absolutely correct.. I too live in Korea and alot of people here (as well as in Singapore) have a little device that records your driving to document accidents. Korea is the capital of car accidents, so they'll even lower your insurance rate if you have such a device.

    I've seen some apps for it, but most of them require 3G access because it does extra features like calling 911 for you and stuff. All I would want is something that powered up and started when I start the car, save and turn off when I shut the car down.
  8. ineedamac macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    I like this idea. My iPhone 4 is now connected to a set of speakers in my house. I use it for the iPod, stream music from Pandora and a local radio station.
  9. neilpatel2009 macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2011
    LOL! Asian Drivers FTW!:D
  10. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    I just kept my iphone 4 and my kids use it as an iPod touch. It still has wifi and apps, just no cellular connection. My wife wants me to sell it though.
  11. jayenh macrumors 6502a

    Nov 13, 2008
    4. Take it to a nice big lake and see how far you can skim it.
  12. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
  13. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    This isn't quite an iPhone but I use my now-unused iPod Touch as my dedicated Nike Training Club platform, given how it doesn't let me turn the screen off and prevent unnecessary battery drainage.
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Your wife is smart:)
  15. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    keep us updated if you get this to work. I'd like to implement something very similar in a year when I have an extra iPhone laying around (right now just have two samsung galaxy S phones).

    I do use my galaxy S as a meda player. I'll stream pandora on it when I can connect to the office next doors wifi.
  16. jonomo thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    If your Galaxy can push out to HDMI then it can be used as a pretty nice game console. Get some controllers you hook up via bluetooth and hook it up to your TV. There are some cool console replicators that'll let you play old Nintendo games and stuff..
  17. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to look into it. My galaxy S (orig.) is kind of antiquated.
  18. donrsd macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2011
    South Florida
    Want to sell that iPhone 4 to me and Ill give you a few bucks & a 3GS?
    PM me
  19. ShuffleShot macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2012
    sell it for $250 and spend the money on apps!!!
  20. robopath macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    In the US, 911 works without service and without even a sim. I keep my 3G and 3GS in our cars with games, movies, and (most importantly) Tomtom. An old iphone with tomtom and a charger is a full function GPS with the ability to call in an emergency.
  21. jonomo thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005

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