How Fixing Smashed iPhones Paid For A College Education

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, is the ancient expression, except in modern times the junk began as incredibly expensive tech. A $400 smartphone turns pricey paperweight with every new year and iOS update.

There are adoption options for outdated technology — sell it to a friend, donate it to charity, investigate those “too good to be true” late night commercials offering cash for your first gen iPod. The most common recourse is dumping it into a desk drawer graveyard to slide around with each opening until finally it meets its demise at the hands of a hammer in the backyard.

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