Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Apple 3G iPhone - Pros and Cons

Some of us are already using an iPhone though the phone is not widely available yet. A colleague who has just sent in an order for the latest 3G iPhone is anxiously awaiting its arrival.

Come July 11, Apple's 3G iPhone will be made available to a lot more countries including Japan and Singapore. Malaysia is not included. What does it mean for Malaysian residents who intend to buy an iPhone? I have yet to find out from my colleague as to how he is going to get the phone working when he gets it. Frankly, I have yet to come across anyone here using a Malaysian-registered iPhone. If you are using one, perhaps you could share your experience here.

What is an iPhone really? Basically, it's a Phone, an iPod, and it's got Internet.

What is a 3G iPhone then? It has all the features of a regular iPhone and more. The Apple site says the enhanced 3G iPhone comes with fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store - more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one — a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser.

The 3G iPhone is indeed the talk of the town that every gadget-savvy person would want to own one. It is important to note that it is an iPod, a web-browser (albeit with significantly enhanced speed), with Google Maps, YouTube, calendaring, photos and a host of other features. However, those of you who are thinking 3G phone capability may be sorely disappointed as 3G here does not mean that. There is no 3G video call capability.

If you are contemplating acquiring this state-of-the-art 3G iPhone, here are some sites that may give you a better idea of its pros and cons. At the price you are paying, it is worth checking these sites out.

Pros and Cons about the iPhone

Apple iPhone - iPhone Review

iPhone - The Secert is out!

10 reasons why I'll wait for the iPhone 2

And here is where you can watch a guided tour.


  1. As far as I know, the strength of iPhone is its user-friendliness. Its weakness is lack of certain features. Also, it may be difficult to text without a physical keypad.

  2. KS, thank you for sharing that.

    It is obvious that the pros must far outweigh the cons for it to be such a sort-after device and considering this iPhone being from Apple makes it more popular. Thinking about getting one?