latest Apple product to my collection!
Yep, that's right! I finally owned my very own Apple
thought it would be a long while before I will own my own Apple
iPhone. It's not the cost, I am prepared to save and scrimp
to buy one, but the fact that Apple has not released the iPhone
beyond the USA and parts of Europe.
I have four Apple iPods in
my collection, the first being a Gen 2 iPod, the 2nd a Gen
4 iPod Shuffle, the third a Gen 5 iPod Video and the latest
a Gen 6 iPod Nano.
However, what I really want
and what I have waited for is really the iPhone!
I had wanted the iPhone even
when it was still in the planning stage. And two months ago,
when I tried out a friend's iTouch for the first time, I knew
I must have the iPhone.
However, iPhones were
not available outside of USA and parts of Europe, and then
there's the issues of the iPhone not being able to work
with Telcos other than the Apple appointed ones.
To cut a long story short,
I had to go through some very unorthodox methods in order
to own 8GB Apple iPhone and to get it to work with a local
Telco. How did I do it is something I would not like to
reveal here because I believe Apple is not too happy with
iPhones being used outside of USA and Europe.
What's important is that
I finally own an Apple iPhone and the continual amazement,
joy and fulfillment that the iPhone brings me.
The iPhone is really
a smartphone, iPod, web browser, email client, mini-computer
and much more rolled into one small phone using
a easy-to-use menu. The touch screen, the ability to go
on-line anytime there's a wifi hotspot, the ease to check
emails anywhere, the amazing webapps that enhance the iPhone
to almost a walking computer - are technology and enhancements
that make the iPhone both a joy to own and use.
Everyday, i continue
to find a new use for the iPhone - from using the built-in
Google-map features, to SMS, to stock analysis - to new
that allow the iPhone to become a game machine, a digital
camera, a voice recorder, a touchlight and many, many more
new and amazing features!
And even in the half-hour
that I took to write this article, I have downloaded a
webapp that allow me to check UPS/Fedex shipping status
via the iPhone, a Blackjack game to keep me busy on travelling
days and an application to update photos that I
take on the iPhone to my Flickr account directly
via the iPhone!
And despite the Apple
touch-screen technology being a new breakthrough technology,
the touch screen function on the iPhone works so well that
you sometimes wonder why the rest of the mobile phone manufacturers
are not rushing to incorporate it into their own phones.
Despite so many positive
advantages of the Apple iPhone, I have to admit there are
negative aspects of the iPhone as well.
The iPhone battery can
only last for one day and even less if you use it often
in a day. With the iPhone being an iPod, email client and
web browser in addition to a phone, it is obvious that
the such intensive use will zap the iPhone power very fast
and it becomes a chore having to charge the iPhone all
The iPhone also tend
to become hot if you use it intensively.
The iPhone Safari web
browser also seems to be incompatible with some Wifi firewall.
I was unable
to log into some corporate Wifi network despite a PC laptop
not having problems logging in.
I was also unable to
send SMS to multiple numbers although I recently heard
that there was an update that will allow multiple SMS.
If you are on the lookout
for a new mobile phone and can afford the price of the
iPhone, do not hesitate and grab one now using whatever
method you can. No other smartphones out there now can
compare with the iPhone for it's ability to surf, compute,
work and enjoy all at the same time from such a small
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