Last year when the iPhone was released I was tempted to splurge for it but the phone I had at the time still had a 1-year contract left on it which meant it would have been rather pricey to switch over. So I waited and waited…like a good little boy and just a few weeks ago I went over to Yamada Denki and made the switch. All I can say is WOW. The iPhone is truly a work of art.
From the stunning screen to the limitless functions I just can’t say enough about it. You can link it up to your email accounts, access SKYPE (meaning you can make international calls to your friends abroad for next to nothing), practice TOEIC or kanji, keep in touch with Facebook, check stock prices, watch YouTube, remotely control iTunes, and much much more. I’ve only had it for a few weeks so I am still trying out all the apps (applications). With all these capabilities it truly makes the iPhone an ideal study partner – you can install dictionaries, TOEIC practices, study tips and so much more. It’s like having a computer in your pocket.
Some people have mentioned the touch panel being inconvenient but I believe it’s quite the opposite. It’s much smoother to compose messages once you get the hang of it.
For those of you that are on the fence about getting one I say, “Just go for it.” You won’t be disappointed. I will update my experience with my new toy in the coming weeks and months.
I look forward to discussing the pros and cons of it with all my students at Smith’s Hirakata.