Some smartphones have survived into old age, challenging the laws of phased obsolescence. If out of attachment, conviction or both you want to extend the life of your phone, there are some simple solutions. An article in the New York Times explains your options. “If you feel up to the tasks yourself, iFixit is one good site to visit first,” the newspaper says. The article also lists several links to parts suppliers, including Amazon. However, if tinkering with your device makes you nervous, you can always take it to the repair shops that have sprouted up everywhere. It may also be the savvy thing to do. If a quick fix will cost you less than getting a new one, then it makes sense financially too.