Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPhone 4 Buying Decision: Five Pros and Five Cons

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-03-22 Print this article Print
Pro: Apps

Pro: Apps

If there is any clear advantage that the iPhone enjoys, its the sheer number of applications available to the device. According to Apples Website, it currently has more than 350,000 applications available to iPhone owners. Those apps offer everything from gaming to social networking to business productivity. And most importantly, they make the iPhone all the more appealing.
Apple's iPhone 4 has been on store shelves since last summer. It was joined earlier this year by the Verizon iPhone. And according to every analyst that keeps track of the mobile space, both devices are performing extremely well in retail sales. Apple's smartphone is so popular, in fact, that since its launch in 2007, the company has sold more than 100 million iPhones. It's an impressive feat. It speaks to the value that consumers and even enterprise customers are seeing in the device. But that doesn't mean everything about the iPhone currently on store shelves is perfect. Quite the contrary; for every outstanding feature, there is one that falls short. There are still some useful features missing from the iPhone and still questions about signal reception and antenna design. That's why it's wise to not only acknowledge that reality but bring to light some of the best and worst features of Apple's iPhone. Before customers run out to the store to pick up a new iPhone running on either Verizon's or AT&T's network, they should consider the five pros and five cons of the Apple iPhone. Take a look:
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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