June 6, 2012


The iPhone is a smart phone developed by Apple. The functions of this device includes phone, texting, web browsing, and camera capabilities. Through the Apple App store, an iPhone user can obtain applications for games, navigation, and social networking. It is also possible to view movies and television shows that are downloaded to the phone. Lovers of music can have their library of songs available on the phone. There is a speaker that relays the music or the phone can be used with headsets. The 3.5 inch touch screen display is the main interface between the user and choice of applications.

An internal rechargeable battery powers the phone however, unlike most mobile phones the battery is not replaceable by the user. This can become an issue when battery problems occur. A battery can be replaced at no charge as long as the phone is under warranty. Failure outside of the warranty will require replacement at a fee to the user.

The iPhone is equipped with an internal camera and depending on the model purchased, it may also have video capabilities. Data is stored on an internal flash drive and does not support expanded storage. The phone is also equipped with a liquid contact indicator. This device indicates if the phone has experience water damage that has resulted in failure of the equipment.

Owners of an iPhone will have several accessory options that can be purchased for use with their smart phone. Cables and docking stations will provide power sources. Car adapter kits will allow the use of the equipment in a vehicle. Headsets can be as inexpensive as a small pair of ear buds and continue in price upward to the hundreds of dollars. Armbands are available for users who want to secure their iPhone while exercising and listening to music at the same time. Case options are numerous and include both practical and pretty options.

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