The iPhone is fast becoming the worlds most popular mobile phone. It seems anyone who is anyone has one these days – from celebrities to business owners, teenagers to teachers. Many people have theorized upon the success of the Apple iPhone, and whilst many of these theories have a point the main one has to be just how versatile the iPhone really is as an everyday tool.
Of course it is, first and foremost, a mobile phone – and performs that function very well. But there are hundreds, if not thousands of mobile phones on the market who also do the job of calling people and texting people to a very high standard, so that alone isn’t where its success lays.
The versatility of the iPhone is where the true heart of its success lays, and why it is such a powerful tool for anyone and everyone. It adds form and function to their everyday lives.
How does it do this? Via applications.
‘iPhone apps’, as they are often referred to, are the true mainstay of the iPhone, the source of its attraction and longevity. They add numerous functions and tools to the phone for people to use in their every day lives. And this is important as it means people are constantly interacting with their phones, making them essential to them and also advertising them to anyone else in the vicinity.
There are a huge list of applications available for the iPhone, all from the Apple ‘App Store’. These applications can do anything from convert the currency to deliver your flight times, keep track of where in the world your kids are to giving fun games to play.
The reason there is such a wide variety of applications is because of Apple’s decision to allow 3rd party companies and individuals to be able to create the programming for such applications. They can code it themselves and then put them up for sale, or free download, via the App store. This means that any one time there are hundreds of new apps being developed, across a wide range of uses.
Such huge versatility means that a wide range of people can make use of the iPhone. Applications add value to people from almost every walk of life. For example:
– Business people can make use of its ability to have emails delivered to the phone, documents read, CRM (contact resource management) databases used, worksheets altered and much more.
– Travelers can keep up to date on train and flight times, work out currencies conversions, plan their best route etc, etc.
– Parents can keep track of their kids using the GPRS system, plan their diaries, search for and store recipes, etc.
– Kids can enjoy the games and videos that the iPhone provides, access to the internet (with parental controls) and much more.
The iPhone applications really do make it a phone versatile and powerful enough to suit people from every walk of life. By looking at what is best for how you like to lead your life you can always find an application that will help enhance it.