Whether or not you have an iPod, you may have considered buying an iPhone. After all, wouldn’t it be great to have a portable media player and cell phone rolled into a single gadget? As with any other purchase, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of the iPhone before deciding to buy one. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks that you should certainly think about:
1. It’s more than a phone or a portable media player
OK, this is stating the obvious. But it’s definitely one of the main perks of the iPhone. While electronic gadgets of any type can be convenient, toting too many of them around can become a hassle. Most importantly, it increases the chance of one of them being lost or stolen. With the iPhone, you just have one gadget to keep track of.
2. Up-to-date information
Are you tired of printed phone books with wrong numbers, and being limited to accessing information from your personal computer? With the iPhone, you can access the latest information, while you’re on-the-go. With many of us spending more and more time outside the home, we need the latest news, weather reports, and so on, while we’re away from our homes. The iPhone delivers!
3. Multimedia content
Using your iPhone, you can access a wide variety of media, including:
These different types of media are what make the Internet so magical, and the iPhone uses them to add some pizzazz to information that you get for your professional or personal life.
In today’s mobile world, we need communication methods that are just as portable. With the iPhone, you can connect to your landline phone at home. And with the Wi-Fi-compatible handsets, you can make calls from anywhere a wireless access point is contained. Also, you can use various types of Instant Messaging, to contact your friends and relatives.
While the iPhone is certainly powerful and convenient, unfortunately not everyone can afford its price tag. As with any other electronic gadget, the price will drop as years pass. But with the rising cost of living, it remains a luxury that many of us have to learn to live without.
2. Short battery life
Many people have complained that the battery life of the iPhone is much shorter than it ideally should be. Is the short battery life justifiable? Considering all the technical features that it has, it’s somewhat understandable. But iPhone users are more interested in pragmatics: how often they’ll get stranded with a dead iPhone battery.
3. Touch-screen damage
While one of the benefits of a touch-screen is that it’s more convenient, one of the drawbacks is that it’s easy for the screen to pick up smudges and scratches. So before buying an iPhone, consider whether you can live with the likelihood that they will build-up on the screen.
So there you have it! While the iPhone isn’t perfect, it’s certainly revolutionary and convenient. Make sure to weigh both the pros and cons of the iPhone, before shelling out your money.