Fix your old iPhone instead of buying a new 5S/5C

And just how am I going to do that then?

iFixit – The free repair guide for everything, written by everyone. iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. They want to fix the world, one device at a time. With their free, community written service manuals you can fix your own hardware by following the step-by-step photos and instructions which make it easy for anyone.

OK, but where am I going to get the bits? Can’t see Apple selling them to me

No problem. iFixit have that covered too:  iPhone Parts – A cracked iPhone screen doesn’t have to be a disaster!

But I don’t have the tools

You do now: Essential Electronics Toolkit – Repair tools for everybody. Just stop making excuses and get stuck in! If she can do it, so can you:

Confessions of a Female Fixoholic
Confessions of a Female Fixoholic

Doh!