Originally Posted by mobility
It may be a lot of things to a lot of people. But even a fool would recognize that it is anything but an investment. It's value drops, like any modern consumer product, from the minute you open the packaging and put your fingers on the screen.
Any entrepreneur, such as myself, would be foolish not
to recognize the iPhone as a profoundly useful business investment! I use my iPhone for tracking client contact information (including spouses, children and birthdays), scheduling appointments, communicating with clients via phone, SMS, MMS and email, most of which syncs to all my devices through MobileMe. I run credit and debit cards through my iPhone, enabling me to get paid virtually anywhere. On occasion, I've even run them while
talking on the phone, something I couldn't do with other smartphones or on some other wireless networks.
With iPhone 4's added features, I will be able to do all these things more easily as well as add HD video to the mix. I'm in the process of making short educational videos (1 to 2 minutes) for my website and the iPhone 4 + iMovie for iPhone provide a fast and convenient way to create HD video content.
There are probably as many uses for the iPhone as there are people who own one. And while your vision for the device may extend no further than your fingerprints on its screen, others see greater uses for this amazing product. You may not recognize the iPhone as an investment (except in a monetary sense), but it most certainly is
in many, many ways at least as I see it.