An iPhone for 8 bucks

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    I got this iPhone 4s for 8 € at the rag fair and it was a hit or miss purchase. Now, after a week, it is still working and doing its job.


    Here is where the SIM tray should be but there is just the hole. You can hardly see it but I managed to insert a card "properly":
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    The battery has inflated, a water damage according to the guy at the second hand store:
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    But it is working fine and has a flawless display, although the battery is not the best anymore:
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    I had serious trouble getting an Apple ID. It won´t let me finish the forms and the support had to "whitelist" my email address. Then I couldn´t complete my ID because it would not accept "none" paying method. But the support helped me again. So who can claim he got an iPhone for 8 bucks?
     
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    wonder how long cell phones last? 2 years? 4 years?
     
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    Depends on treatment and luck. My 2009 Diamond 2 is still in daily use.
     
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    Why would I want to? :dunno:
     
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    Can you still update any apps on a 4?
    For instance maps...I have no idea, but just curious if maps can update for instance on such an old phone.
     
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    Google Maps requires iOS 9 and thus runs on an iPhone 4.
     
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    There is no better way to get to know the iOS world as with an 8 bucks phone.
     
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