The iPhone is much more than a phone. Everyone knows these facts by now and many have purchased an iPhone. One problem still remains. Many people are not maximizing the value of their iPhone. Too many people are content with making calls, sending texts and playing a few games.
The iPhone allows for a truly immersive experience, if only the user looks a little deeper into what they can do.
Where most of the benefits appear to the iPhone is through the well-known Apple App Store. Finding this virtual marketplace is fairly simple, just click on the “App Store” icon that should be on the first screen. This will pull up an almost limitless array of different application for the device.
To wander aimlessly through the many aisles in the App Store would prove to be a waste of time. One has to know what they are looking for. While Apple does separate the apps into different categories, one still needs to further narrow their search.
Some great features of the iPhone include:
News: the iPhone can be a one-stop shop for news gathering. Whether it is the New York Times, CNN or an independent source, most news outlets feature a free application.
Weather: the standard is the Weather Channel application with features all you would need to know about your forecast.
Games: the choice is up to the individual users in terms of spending money on games. There are myriad choices to browse through on the free games section. While the quality of the games which cost money are surely better, if a simple experience is all that one wants, the free section provides sufficient options.
Social Media: depending on the level of online interactivity, one can choose to download the free apps from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace, to name a few.
Sports: many individual leagues offer a premium service to watch live video of their action. Other sources, such as ESPN offer free apps which offer scores and highlights. The choice is left to the user.
This is just a brief summary of what the iPhone can do. iPhone users must break away from the idea that their phone is just a phone, apps make the device into almost whatever the user wants it to be. Go explore and enjoy the huge features and benefits of the Apple iPhone.