Security, Reliability Matter

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-12-19 Print this article Print


5. No security issues

Speaking of malware, unlike Android-based devices, Apple's iPhone 4S this year did not get hit with any security troubles. The reason? iOS is more secure than Android. In the coming years, a growing number of cyber-criminals and malicious hackers are going to exploit Android-based devices more and more.

6. An enterprise option

Although the iPhone hasn't always been the most enterprise-friendly option, it gaining favor among IT decision-makers around the world. They're realizing that with a host of business-focused apps available to them, plus a nice remote device management option, there is now another option to the BlackBerry.

7. Pricing is spot-on

Apple launched the iPhone 4S at the same price as its predecessor-$199. Those who want more storage can pay $299 or $399 for the 32GB and 64GB options, respectively. At those prices, the iPhone 4S is at precisely the right price point. That said, other products have cheaper prices. But for all that consumers are getting for a couple hundred dollars, the iPhone 4S seems like a great bet.

8. Who needs exclusivity?

Interestingly, Apple's iPhone was always criticized for only being available to AT&T customers, even though many of its top Android counterparts were offered only on a single carrier, as well. This year, however, Apple changed that by bringing the iPhone 4S to AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers. The death of exclusivity is a major advancement for Apple's iPhone.

9. Reliability is everything

When it's all said and done, consumers want to buy products that will justify their price tags and deliver an experience they actually like over an extended period of time. Given the iPhone 4S' outstanding reviews and high customer-satisfaction ratings, it's clear that Apple's smartphone is the most reliable option yet.

10. Services integration

One of the best things about the iPhone 4S is that it integrates the many services consumers around the globe are using each day. It includes support for Apple's iTunes and App Store, as well as iCloud. And if folks want to engage in a video chat, they can do so via FaceTime with friends on other mobile products or Macs. Apple's secret weapon nowadays is services. And its iPhone makes that abundantly clear.

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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, 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

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