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12 Oct, 2011

10 Things to Do with Your Obsolete iPhone 4 Now That the iPhone 4S is Here

RENO, Nev., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Our houses, pockets and bags are filled with gadgets. We collect them, placing ever growing faith in their sleek metallic casings and cleverly designed features, and we upgrade them as often as our bank balance will allow; justification be damned!

Out of this multitude of gadgets, one rises above all others – the mobile phone. Smartphones, and in particular the iPhone, have become an ubiquitous part of our lives, and their capabilities have become so far reaching that their presence at our sides is only likely to grow.

With every new release comes new features, faster connection speeds and better functionality, and with the launch of the iPhone 4S, many of us are sat there thinking, “I want one, but what do I do with the old one?” While it would be easy to throw it into a drawer “just in case,” actually putting to practical use is not only the smart thing to do, it also helps us rationalize our desire by turning want into need and allowing us the luxury of upgrading, guilt free. So with that in mind, here are ten things you can do with your iPhone 4:

(+) Use it as a universal remote – take advantage of the range of apps and accessories available in the market to convert your iPhone into a universal remote and control your environment through your phone;

(+) Use it as your personal music library – we don’t upgrade iPods as often as we do iPhones, so converting your iPhone 4 into a dedicated music library and player gives you an upgraded gadget at no cost!

(+) Use it as a medical emergency reference guide – know how to proceed when faced with everything from cuts and bruises to life threatening symptoms of stroke and heart attack by using the “Pocket First Aid and CPR Guide” on the iPhone 4. Keep it handy, and keep your family safer;

(+) Sell it – and not for spare change either. Selling your iPhone makes sense both from a financial and an environmental point of view, and while there are a number of ways you can sell it, the most lucrative of these is through a site like www.cashforiphones.com. Sell your iPhone 4, cash the check, buy your iPhone 4S; what could be simpler!

(+) Use it as a personal trainer – with apps that provide workout playlists, motivational tips and coaching geared at getting you moving, your iPhone 4 might just be the reason you get off the couch today;

(+) Use it as a camera – the iPhone 4 has some pretty impressive camera specifications, and with a few add-ons, such as bespoke lenses, negates the need for a digital camera, saving you money;

(+) Use it as a personal dietician – download a calorie counter and a diet tracker and take control of your eating habits; program the iPhone to keep yourself on track and never wonder off course;

(+) Use it as an alcohol unit counter – never be over the limit by allowing your iPhone 4 to keep you accountable. The “Can I Drive Yet” app will let you know what your blood alcohol level is and when you’re able to drive, keeping everyone safe!

(+) Use it as a scanner – save space and money by converting your iPhone 4 into a portable scanner with “Genius Scan” and manage your files, and workspace more effectively;

(+) Use it as a hiking guide – with over 220,000 miles of trails, campgrounds and picnic areas listed, “AccuTerra On-Demand” is the perfect hiking companion on your iPhone 4 and as an added bonus, it means you can leave your new, shiny iPhone 4S safe and sound at home!

Now that all the options are laid out, all that’s left to do is count down the days until we can get our hands on the iPhone 4S on the 14th of October, after all, we’ve got the advantage of being able to justify it now!

So, what will you do with your iPhone 4?

Based in Reno, Nev., Cash for iPhones is one of four sites offering top dollar for working and non-working electronics. The company also operates www.CashForIphones.com, www.CashForIpads.com, www.CashForBerrys.com, www.CashForSmartphones.com, and www.CashForLaptops.com.