Apple iPhone could make great last-minute Christmas gift for mobile recycler

22 December 2010 — 3:53 PM

Buying the TomTom iPhone app is a shrewd move by those who have not yet finished their Christmas shopping

Britons still stuck on what to buy a loved one for Christmas could opt for an Apple iPhone, perhaps triggering the recycling of the recipient's current mobile.

Those that follow such a ploy will be able to add the TomTom app to the model – after the tool was named by the Daily Telegraph as the perfect present.

Offering users live traffic updates, navigation information and route instructions, the app retails at £39.99, which could be just in budget once the handset has been secured.

Chris Knapman, writing for the newspaper, states: "The iPhone has many uses besides actually making calls. It is a ... get-out-of-jail-free card for those who have been too late, lazy or simply snowed in to do their Christmas shopping."

And with TomTom, it is one of the most up-to-date mapping services around, he adds.

Apple released the iPhone 4 in June and news and reviews site T3 recently speculated the next model could be on its way in 2011.

Julie Snape, head of marketing at Envirofone, says: "The technology available on iPhones make them extremely useful. If you’d like to get the latest model, why not trade-in your old phone for cash?"

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