Thursday, April 15, 2010

iPhone packs huge value

More than I had expected, my iPhone is becoming a bit of an entertainment device. When you think about it really this kind of makes sense because there are more applications for the iPhone everyday. But what shocks me is that as an entertainment device, the iPhone packs quite a bit of value for someone like me who is committing several hours a day on public transit.

Even when I get to work I am able to use the iPhone for music and I find that to be perfectly acceptable since the additional drain on the battery is mild and it has not really resulted in any additional charging. I also continue to use my existing ipod for any longer term music listening.

More than the music, the applications are a huge value! One example is a recent game I bought: Monopoly. This game cost three dollars on the iTunes store and then I have replayed it tens of times and I own it forever. If I can manage to find several games like this, the amount of value I derive from the iPhone is then quite high. And that doesn't include the other uses like phone calls, text messaging, and even updating my blog!

I will be the first to admit that I balked at the cost initially of the iPhone and if I didn't have a job, it would not make sense. But after considering the value, I think the iPhone is well priced. If you're in the market for a new cell phone, give the iPhone a try. I think you'll find it far superior to most other phones out there with a lot more versatility.

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