What should you keep in mind before buying iPhone 5
If you were (are) either a smartphone fan or Apple Devices fan, you would have definitely heard about Apple iPhone 5, which was announced in 2012 September. The device came with a 4-inched display as well as support for 4G LTE Connectivity, which indeed provides faster internet connectivity. Unlike older times, now an iPhone 5 will be shipped to you in no time, as they are available for purchase on store shelves.
Just like all other Apple Devices (commonly iDevices), iPhone 5 has already become a true competitor to all smartphones, that have been launched until now. People are now expecting iPhone 5S, along with the iOS 7 updates soon. Nevertheless, you have to think at least twice if you are thinking about buying an iPhone 5 for you or your loved ones. We will have a look at factors you should check before you purchase a brand new iPhone.
Price & Storage
Just like all other gadgets you buy, the price of an iPhone 5 is also a serious matter and it is one of the more expensive smartphones on the market (Quite usual for Apple Products). There are 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB variants available for iPhone 5 and is priced as $199, $299 and $399 respectively. You can get an iPhone5 on contract basis with a specific carrier otherwise, the unlocked version will surely cost you more. You should also check your storage requirement because if you have bought a 64 GB version and is using only 10GB, it is just a waste of money.
As you might know, iPhone 5 is currently running on iOS 6 even though you can update it to v7 when the update is available for public users. Obviously, iOS is a better choice if you are looking for an easy to use User Interface. Though you can find some interesting features in Android Smartphones, iOS seems to be the fittest in search for an intuitive and easy to use UI. Still, you should check your decision because Android may help you more if you are a true developer and want to do development stuff on a Smartphone, when compared to iPhone.
Check the coverage of the 4G in your area before upgrading to a 4G device, not all areas are currently covered and without it you won’t get the best out of your phone. Moreover, if you think it could take years to get 4G in your area, you can choose other smartphones including former versions of iPhone, iPhone 4S or iPhone 4.
iPhone 5 & Work
You know, the use of Smartphones is now entering the corporate world as well and in many companies, employees are allowed to bring and use their smartphones for working purposes. If you are such an employee, you should make sure that the office systems of your company have support for iOS devices.
Unlike Android, iPhone used to have a less frequent in case of updates because it is an Apple product. Hence, it is a wise decision to wait until the next Apple launch and grab the latest device rather than trying to update the current one with you.
You should check all the mentioned factors before you pay the bill of your iPhone 5 as well as considering the competitors like the Galaxy S4 or S3 according to your requirements and ability to buy. Which device do you own? An iPhone5? Let us know your opinions through comments.