Without a SIM and phone service, the original iPhone essentially becomes an iPod touch. You can still update it to the new software when it arrives, you can use it with Wi-Fi in your home, and you can use it to watch video and listen to tunes.
By keeping the old iPhone as an iPhone touch, I can get rid of some of the old iPods I have scattered around the house. What are you going to do with your iPhone after July 11th?
|Use it as an iPod touch||818 (10.8%)|
|eBay, baby!!!||2005 (26.4%)|
|Adding it to my museum of old Apple stuff||611 (8.0%)|
|Use it to shim up my patio table||124 (1.6%)|
|Give it to my kid without phone service||192 (2.5%)|
|Give it to my kid with phone service||411 (5.4%)|
|Wait - I don't have a kid!||740 (9.7%)|
|Use it to control my insane robot army||508 (6.7%)|
|I don't have an iPhone, new OR old||2099 (27.6%)|
|It's my expensive digital camera!||88 (1.2%)|