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Is The Price Tag On The iPhone, Worth It?

Sep 4, 2008
In one word, YES! If I could end it like this, I would, but now I get to share with you all the reasons why I think you and everyone else should own an iPhone. First off, it's the cool thing to do. Lets not lie to ourselves here. Anyone that is anyone, has an iPhone, even me! The iPhone is one of the last "media" type players for the Apple line as well as the only phone product, so far. To my knowledge there are three different versions:

8 GB - 16 GB
Comes in Black
4.7 ounces
3.5 inch widescreen multi-touch display
480x320 resolution
Built in speaker, microphone, headphone jack and SIM card tray
Audio formats supported: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Cellular, wireless, video, GPS, Wi-fi, Camera
Download iTunes among other things

There is also a new 3 GB version which allows you to have ALL the things listed above, but the price is less than the 8 GB and 16 GB which is great. For one thing not everyone needs 8GBs or 16GBs and for two if you really want an iPhone but can't afford to pay the price tag, then the 3GB is the product for you. Notice, however, that on eBay you can find the 8 and 16 GB for less than it's available on the actual Apple sites. Truth be told when it comes to certain brands, I never buy on site. Usually I always go to places like eBay and Amazon because I know darn well it's going to be cheaper.

Cheaper doesn't mean cheesier. There is no difference between a brand new iPhone on Apple or a brand new iPhone on eBay except the price tag. Of course you are always going to have to do yourself a favor and make sure you read the details on sites like eBay because they might not include some extra accessories. But this isn't always the case!

The Apple iPhone is not only one of the greatest products I have seen Apple come out with thus far, but the technology with the iPhone is far beyond anyone's reach. I haven't seen a product like this yet that really makes me go "wow." And to know that Apple made the 3GB model for a cheaper price tag just goes to show me that they want everyone to enjoy this phone, not just the people that can spend $500 (on site) for the phone. Just so you can see the price difference:

8GB -
Apple - $299
EBay - $80

16GB -
Apple - $399
EBay - $120

3GB -
Apple - $199
EBay - not available

As far as I know the 3GB Apple iPhone isn't out just yet, but it should be pretty soon. Honestly I kind of wish they had the 3GB when I got my 8GB because the 8 is pretty huge! Then again maybe that's a good thing because I will probably never run out of room. If you're looking for the type of phone that's going to look good, feel right, and have tons of awesome options, then the choice is easy! Get an iPhone, they're the best of the best!

If you don't like Apple or would rather try something else why not take a look at these other brands along with their specs:

Palm Treo 800w $249
Email protocols supported IMAP, POP
Data services E-Mail, SMS
Modem Integrated Wireless cellular modem
Service provider Sprint PCS
Built-in devices Camera
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.3 in x 0.7 in x 4.4 in
Weight 0.4 lbs
Combined with With digital camera
Flash memory installed 256 MB
Input device type Stylus, Keyboard
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 2.0
Expansion slot(s) total (free) 1

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8110 - titanium $249-$359
Data services E-Mail, WWW, Yahoo! Messenger, SMS, AOL Instant Messenger, MMS
Modem Integrated Wireless cellular modem
Service provider AT&T
Cellular enhancement protocol EDGE, GPRS, GSM
Built-in devices Camera
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2 in x 0.6 in x 4.2 in
Band / mode GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Weight 3.2 oz
Color Titanium silver
Standby time 360 h
Vibrating Alert Yes
Combined with With digital camera
Installed ROM 64 MB Flash
Flash memory installed 64 MB
Input device type Trackball, Keyboard
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 2.0
Port / Connector Type:Interface 1Headset, 1USB
Expansion slot(s) total (free) 1 MicroSD
Cable(s) included 1 x USB cable

HTC Touch Dual (Unlocked) $549
Data services E-Mail, WWW, SMS, MMS
Modem Integrated Wireless cellular modem
Cellular enhancement protocol EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA
Dimensions (W x D x H) 2.2 in x 0.6 in x 4.2 in
Weight 4.2 oz
Standby time Up to 250 h
Installed RAM 128 MB
RAM technology SDRAM
Installed ROM 256 MB
Input device type Keyboard, 5-way navigation button, Touch-screen
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 2.0
Port / Connector Type:Interface 1USB
Expansion slot(s) total (free) 1 MicroSD
Cable(s) included 1 x USB cable

Not only are though technologically advanced like the iPhone but they are incredibly cool looking. I always liked the iPhone because it offered all sorts of cool applications and options but it also was cool to look at!
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