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iPhone 5? Here are the best uses for your old iPhone.

Here are 11 good ideas for an 'obsolete' iPhone:

- Jake TurcotteStaff

Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple Inc, speaks about iPhone 5 pricing during Apple Inc.'s iPhone media event in San Francisco, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012. (Beck Diefenbach/Reuters)

2. Give your iPhone to a deserving family member or friend

Your smartphone likely still has some spark left in it, why not let someone else enjoy it? Replace your mother's steadfast, 12-year-old Nokia 3310 with the (almost) state of the art. Bestow on that perpetually-phoneless friend a glass-and-metal slab that will make them feel like they've just joined the future. Or, better yet, give it to your kids so that your new iPhone won't keep disappearing. 

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