The iPhone has been one of the most influencial technological feats of this decade. For those who do not own one envy it, and those who posses it cannot go throughout their daily routine without it. One of the most sought after items on today’s market, the iPhone is Apple’s flagship device alongside the iPad. With the wide variety of features and downloadable content the iPhone makes virtually anything possible in the palm of your hand. Having personal experience with the iPhone I can say that it is nothing short of amazing.
The practically flawless setup and arrangement of features makes everything fast and easy. For the general smart phone features the iPhone includes email capability, web browsing, incredibly organized texting, and general phone features. However, alongside these basic smart phone applications, the iPhone is also an alarm clock, calendar, MP3 player, gaming device and so much more. The seemingly endless supply of downloadable applications make it anything the user could possibly need. The many applications the iPhone has available to download gives it limitless potential.
For example, if the user was bored or just wanted to do something fun, they could go on the app store and download one of the hundreds of thousands of games available without ever having to plug the device into a computer. On the other hand, if the user needed to organize/file their finances, they could also download an app for that to assist them in doing so. The only time the iPhone will be need to be plugged into a computer to download anything is if the application is too large to be wirelessly transmitted.
There is only one negative aspect to the iPhone, expenses. The iPhone itself can range anywhere from three hundred dollars for the 3G all the way to six hundred and fifty dollars for the iPhone 4G. Now, even though the phone is incredible, this is an extremely excessive price tag. To add onto the already gigantic price of the phone, the user must pay for minutes to talk, texts, and wireless internet browsing every month, which can add up to quite a bill.
Even if you pay for unlimited talk, text, and web it costs eighty dollars if you have your own mobile plan, and anywhere from forty to fifty dollars if you are a part of someone else’s plan. One more thing that adds to the enormous list of bills is that not all applications are free, so not only might you have to pay for the app, but if you are not plugged into your computer you have to pay for the wireless web service to download the app as well. Over all, the iPhone is an incredibly versatile and reliable piece of equipment.
It is the cell phone that everyone wants and can be used to solve almost any problem. Although pricy, it could be argued that the cost of owning an operating an iPhone can be worth it by replacing other devices made for only specific tasks such as calculators and GPS systems. In my opinion it is by far the most successful technological breakthrough of the decade and will most likely continue to push the limits of a hand held device later into the future.