Apple iPhone

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In the last newsletter I gave a general overview on smartphones focusing on the iPhone, Android, and Windows phones.  This month the iPhone will be featured in detail in order to give you more information when purchasing a phone.

The iPhone made its debut in 2007 and has become the most popular phone to date.  iPhone enthusiasts wait in line outside of each Apple store on the eve of a new release to get the latest phone with all the newest features.  The appeal of the iPhone is its sleek design and ease of use.   Let’s take a look deeper at the iPhone.

Advantages of using an iPhone

  • Simplicity – The iPhone is generally easier to use than Android.
  • Restrictive – There are more stringent guidelines for developers submitting apps.
  • Accessories – Many iPhone accessories are available for Apple products.
  • Integration – Better integration with some social media and software.
  • Customer Support – Apple customer support is excellent and available locally for free or at a nominal cost at the Apple store or by telephone.

Disadvantages of using an iPhone

  • Software and hardware is proprietary – iPhones work best with other Apple products.
  • Purchasing Cost – The price point for an iPhone is in the higher end of the spectrum.
  • Cannot Customize – When purchasing an iPhone, the user is limited to the features that Apple supplies.

The iPhone dominates in the business world.  The iPhone enjoys a healthy margin over other smartphones.  Apple also has a larger market share with iPads in the workplace.  Companies can adopt other smartphones that can equal iPhones so what are the issues?  There are some key reasons, let’s take a look.

 Security – Apple took a serious approach to with security a few years ago.  They put focus on device security, making encryption strong and nearly impossible to disable.  This makes company executives who carry sensitive information comfortable with performance and security.   Apple also has complete control over the App Store, preventing malware from infiltrating their devices.  Apple provides updates in a timely manner, alleviating the fear of not being current.

Apps – Apple has a variety business apps designed for business purposes. It has powerful email and calendar apps and an Office-level productivity suite for both the iPhone and the iPad.  Apple is continuously revising its iPhone and iPad to appeal to business users.  Apple works closely with major health care providers to make their apps the preferred mobile platform for health care providers.

Ease of Use – The iPhone is widely considered more user friendly than Android.  The interface is clean and crisp, making it easier to locate apps. The iPhone can also be used as an added piece of hardware to any apple device, increasing productivity.

In summary, if you want a phone that is simple to use and has many apps available, then an iPhone is a great choice.  For business purposes, the iPhone will integrate well with office suite products as well with email, contacts, and calend

About Michael DeFlorio
I have worked is various positions as a system administrator, support technician, as a help desk support, and as an IT consultant in a corporate environment. I currently run a small business where I provide computer services such as hardware configuration, installation, for residential and for medium and small businesses. You can contact me by email or visit my website at

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