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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.

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There are adoption options for outdated technology — sell it to a friend, donate it to charity, investigate those “too good to be true” late night commercials offering cash for your first gen iPod.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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Chris Illuminati is a freelance writer and published author. Follow him on Twitter @chrisilluminati or email him at cilluminati [@] gmail.com.

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