HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
Teardown: Inside Apple's iPhone 5
9/28/2012

< Previous   Image 2 of 18      Next >

A look at the (slightly dented) packaging of the iPhone 5. Note the sleek black box, a departure from the traditional white packaging of Apple products.
A look at the (slightly dented) packaging of the iPhone 5. Note the sleek black box, a departure from the traditional white packaging of Apple products.

< Previous   Image 2 of 18      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 3/3
Dave
User Rank
Gold
Smart phones can be VERY handy.
Dave   10/5/2012 10:09:07 AM
NO RATINGS
However, Charles and Tool maker, you don't need an expensive iPhone to reap the true efficiencies of a smart phone. Case-in-point: You can get an HTC Radar from T-mobile for $0 with 2 year plan. It has 95% of everything the latest iPhone has and in some cases, a bit more. A 200 MB data plan is $10/month and that is plenty for most of us who don't surf the internet all day. Having unlimited text is unnecessary, so forget that extra $20.

 

 Okay, why is this phone efficient? Because it sycs perfectly to Outlook, so you can receive meeting notices or important email messages while you're out on the floor. And those Excel spreadsheets that you use all the time? They are right there at your fingertips - no laptop or tablet required.

 

  Do you ever need to do conversions? There are lots of conversion apps and yes, even for Windows phones, which come from the factory with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint to go with Outlook. Some other handy apps include:

 

Pocket translator: very handy for traveling where English is not spoken.

 

Flashlight: I use this every time I enter a room where the ligh switches are not near the door.

 

Pocket level: Very handy when setting up some fixtures out on the floor.

 

Maps: I use this feature almost every day to see where a company, store or person's address is. (includes turn by turn voice instructions)

 

Do you read any trade magazine articles? Bing's built in scanner will send you right to a video and full-blown article in the blink of an eye. So no, you don't need an expensive iPhone with $35 data plan. There are many alternatives with Microsoft phones representing the best value out there at this time. After all, how can you beat free?

 

 

Tool_maker
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Smart phones can be VERY handy.
Tool_maker   10/11/2012 4:18:38 PM
NO RATINGS
 I am not trying to be confrontational, but I really do not care if my phone does all of that stuff. Price is not a real issue. All I want is a phone that makes and receives calls. I despise spread sheets as tools of the devil made to confuse those who disagree. I prefer reading magazines in print form and the only conversions I ever need involve 25.4 coming or going. But I am happy for you that you found what you want for free.

Stuart21
User Rank
Gold
Re: Smart phones can be VERY handy.
Stuart21   1/15/2013 10:56:44 AM
NO RATINGS
Well then, just buy a phone that makes & receives calls. 

I am very happy to have a phone that with a free (or 99 cents) app last week helped me fix the compressed air system in my factory, finding 5 otherwise inaudible leaks, so now my compressor runs half the time it used to. 

Phone helps me find where I want to go, lets me enjoy such stimulating discussions & video as TED.com, helps me find stars, Subway sandwiches and much much more. Lets me watch if the taxi driver is taking me for a ride (literally), takes pictures, lets me record conversations for later reminders, ect ect., 

Oh, and the BBC.

Have fun chatting to granma.

P.S. I AM NOT anti granmas.

<<  <  Page 3/3
Partner Zone
More Blogs
Verizon's new cyber attack report outlines protection measures designed to the style of the attack.
James Young's prosthetic arm doesn't just look it came from a video game ,it works like it comes from one, too, with features like Bluetooth, USB, and an attachable quadcopter.
Accio Energy has created a novel, turbine-less wind energy technology for offshore systems that uses electro-hydrodynamic charge separation principles.
Google has developed its own accelerator chips for artificial intelligence it calls tensor processing units after the open source TensorFlow algorithms it released last year.
Consolidation through mergers gradually increases as industries mature so why should the semiconductor industry be any different?
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service