So, you haven't yet bought an iPhone since its original release quite a time ago. Should you buy one now, or should you wait for something even better, as obviously, even this extraordinary gadget has its flaws. Here, I will present some reasons for buying and a few for not buying this really trendy phone.
Why Shouldn't You Buy An Iphone?
Of course, an almost infinite list can quite easily be compiled of reasons for not buying an iPhone, as it has a lot of flaws and disdvantages, like any electronic device, for that matter. Just look anywhere on the internet and you will be reading the sixty-seven reasons not to buy an iPhone or the twenty-four problems with iPhones, but I will simply summarize the major drawbacks.
When you buy an iPhone in the United States, you have to subscribe to a two-year service plan with AT&T, at a price that's probably not to your liking, and to activate your phone on another network or to use it outside the United States, you will have to unlock it, which can cause possible harm to your phone. The network supported by an iPhone is a 2.5G EDGE network, and web browsing can be really slow sometimes. Apple is planning to release a new 3G iPhone soon, so why not wait for the new product?
While browsing on the web is quite comfortable using Apple's Safari, some would want to use other browsers, which is not possible, iPhones moreover don't support flash, so you will be simply unable to use some sites. There's also a real lack of variety of applications, and as Apple doesn't yet fully support third-party applications, you will only be able to install some by hacking your iPhone. Sseeing this lack of support for creativity from Apple really spoils its image and positions it among the capitalist monsters.
And Why Should You Eventually Buy An Iphone?
Besides all these, the iPhone is a really exciting, useful and trendy gadget, on which you can browse the web in quite a comfortable manner, listen to music, watch videos or movies, get information any time of the day and use it as a phone. Some declare that after owning an iPhone they wouldn't even need a laptop. And though you cannot officially use it with other carriers or install third-party applications, it is quite easy to sidestep this and connect to any carrier or install as many application as you want, as unlocking and hacking your iPhone is really easy.
Finally, an iPhone looks really hip and trendy, you can watch your friends not owning an iPhone drooling over yours for hours on an end and access any information you want any time. Moreover, with the expected release of the iPhone 3G, prices are bound to drop even more, so go ahead and buy an iPhone if you don't find any major fault with it, as soon as prices drop sufficiently.