- iPhone Newbie
- 18 Posts
To buy or not to buy?
Some of you probably already know me for some case-related questions. I've been saving for the iPhone for around 8 months now, and was intending to buy it as soon as it came out (I have no iPhone right now, and feel the smart move is to wait for iPhone HD/2010/4G/Whatever.
Right now, though, I started having serious doubts. In particular, regarding the money. I WILL have the money I need by the time it comes out. Question is: is it worth it?
On a topic on another forum, the question the TC posted was "What do you do with your iPhone?". The majority of replies consisted of "Calls, SMS, Internet, Mail, Calendar, and Games". While a Smartphone could be handy in a course like mine (Medicine), for the easiness of access to information it'd provide me with, I started having doubts about giving 600€ away to have something that "Calls, SMSs, goes to Internet and Mail, Calendar, and has Games". I mean, seriously, for 50€ a regular phone does all of that aside from Mail, Internet, and actually good games.
Considering the fact that I value not the "fashion" factor of the iPhone, and that I'm trying to make Games be the least of my priorities on a phone - despite how much I love them -, do you think the iPhone is still a good choice of a phone? And also, I take the chance to ask what the TC in the other forum asked: What do YOU do with your iPhone?
- 04-29-2010, 06:31 AM #2iPhone Intermediate
- 132 Posts
I use it for all those things (phone, SMS, Internet, mail, calendar, games) but one of the things I probably use it most for is as an iPod. I love not having to carry around multiple devices.
I find I use the same few apps over and over and only explore the app store when I have a need that one of my current apps isn't meeting.
I can't answer if an iPhone is 'worth it' for you but I know that despite the 'few' actual things I do with it I consider it 'worth it' for me. I love having my calendars and emails available with out having to check a computer and I have a fairly long commute everyday to and from work on public transit and being able to kill time with my iPhone is huge.
- 04-29-2010, 08:55 PM #3
- 04-29-2010, 09:19 PM #4
Yes, there is a new iPhone coming out, we've all seen it (can't believe you haven't), and it's coming out in June/July as usual.
To The OP: IMO, the new iPhone will be more of an all-in-one device than ever before, with a higher resolution camera with flash and a larger lens, and a higher resolution screen, along with iChat... It's going to be the best iPhone yet.
- 04-30-2010, 02:28 AM #5
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- 05-02-2010, 02:35 AM #8
I would wait til June because even if you decide not to get the latest and greatest iteration of the iPhone, you will pay less for the current model. Also, I'm not in a health profession but my mom and aunt are so I have an interest in it, and epocrates for the iPhone is a phenomenal app, for one. There are other medical apps out there also. They can be pricey, but they look very handy for someone who would use them on a daily basis.
- 05-02-2010, 09:39 AM #9
Worth is such a subjective thing in this context. I use my iPhone for calls, SMS, MSM, Internet, email, iPod, Internet radio, news and magazine reading, as a Kindle, for listening to audiobooks and podcasts, for keeping up with blogs, planning dinner, reading the latest medical journal articles, weather updates from several cities and many other things. The one thing I have never done with my iPod (save a game of Hangman here and there with my kids) is play games. I have some games on the phone for the kids, but that is a feature I don't use and don't care about it. You mentioned that medicine is your course of study. There are many medical apps for the iPhone that you couldn't find for a regular phone. I love that the iPhone does so many things, and that it's small enough to go with me wherever I go. For me, that makes it worth every dime.
- 05-02-2010, 09:47 AM #10iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
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