The hype and marketing surronding Apple’s smart phone has reached such a level that to a consumer it seems that the iPhone is a must have. However, here are five reasons you can hold off from buying one altogether.
1. Not needed
The features and applications on the iPhone are vast and helpful but in reality you’ll most likely never use them if you have a normal job. Sure the language phrase book and calorie counter sound great but are they really worth buying an iPhone? You never really see someone use their iPhone like they do on the advertisements, you see them using it as a plain old cell phone. The tricks and gadgets really wear off after a while. If you’re looking for a PDA replacement the IPhone isn’t the way to go, try a Blackberry Storm.
IPhones are in no means cheap costing base price $199 for an 16gb iPhone. And then there is the compulsory AT&T phone service which also puts the price up. For a two year plan with an iPhone it comes out in the thousands. That’s relatively cheap, compared to the $75.000 motorolla slvr but if you’re tight on money,(and in this economy who isn’t?) is the iPhone really a good investment?
3. It’s not the only phone out there.
Nowadays it seems that the only phone out there that’s hip is the iPhone. But have you seen HTC Touch Diamond or LG Dare? Phone companies are desperately trying to compete with Apple and the results aren’t bad. Plus these phones have different providers than AT&T. Make sure to explore your options before jumping on an Iphone.
4. Have to stick with Apple
This isn’t that hard to do but if you aren’t an iPod fanatic and are use to a PDA with Internet tools, you’ll find it hard to be forced to only use what Apple gives you. Of course, there is always a less legal and risky way of getting around this, in under a minute.
5. Still not amazing
The iPhone is the forerunner in a new gen of smart phones but it still really isn’t worth all the hype. If you can survive for a few years without one, you’ll find that in a year you’ll have something that blows away the iPhone. Waiting even half a year for your phone contract to expire will definitely benefit you.
This is not to say that the iPhone is horrible, after all it’s the invention of the year. The iPhone is a marvel to be had, but resisting the temptation is a smart choice. Of course there are always those who take not buying an iPhone a little too seriously.