9 New Uses For Your Old iPhone

9 Ways To Spruce Up That Old iPhone

Plan on upgrading to the latest iPhone 4? Great, but what do you do with your old iPhone or iPod Touch that now looks old, useless, and outdated? You could sell it and earn back some of what you originally spent or give it to a friend or family member. But, instead of getting rid of the old to make way for the new, why not put your old iPhone or iPod Touch to better use?

The iPhone and iPod Touch, including the oldest models, are still both very capable devices. Their capacitive, multi-touch screens are still some of the best and most accurate in the industry. Their shapes are thin and lightweight and the iPod Touch in particular is almost astonishingly flat. The user interface is simple and intuitive, and chances are you’re pretty familiar with how it works. It would be a shame to simply toss out a perfectly functional device when there are so many cool things anyone can do with it.

We’ve compiled a list of nine great things you can do with that old hardware to put it to good use. In the following pages, we cover our favorite uses for these older devices. If you think of something we missed, let us know in the comments section below.

James Pikover is the founder and CEO of More Voltage, a product development company helping deliver better products to consumers. He also teaches courses in user experience design and product management. Prior to that, he worked as a freelance tech journalist. His work has appeared on many sites, including Tom's Guide, Medium, IGN, Mashable, and more.