There has been a iPhone stand design around for a while to make a couple cuts across a
If you one hop your iPhone or Touch, you will most likely pick up a device that is fine. I have actually been amazed at some of the bounces our devices have survived. One time in the line to put my things in the airport security bins my iPhone tumbled out and walked all the way past the security scanner. On the other side we had a phone drop from knee hight and we picked up it up with a broken screen.
If a break happens in your future, there are a few options. Best Buy has a Warranty option. Apple offers replacement on manufacture defects. Otherwise, you can buy a remanufactured device with trade in for a little off of buying a new. You could always buy a new device and extend your ATT service contract.
In the case of a broken screen… you could replace it yourself. The parts, the tools and the instructions are all readily available. You will be working with sharp little pieces of broken glass, little connectors, little screws, tight rubber gaskets, and… well, you get the idea. Apple wont be accepting the device back as a trade in if they think you opened the device. All these negatives, why would anyone risk it? Apple previously loved replacement units are around $250 vs a replacement screen is $69.
One of the strengths of the iPhone is it’s Web browser. Not just a smaller version of the desktop counterpart. Mobile Safari allows you to pinch, stretch and double tap on pages to make the size adjust for your ease of viewing.
If your are like us, you have a handful of sites you go to on a regular basis to view the content. With the built in Mobile Safari, you still have to sift through adds and other bits. Some sites (like ours) has a special version that shows when you visit via the iPhone browser so you can get to our content directly.
A popular system for many years now is becoming more popular with the increased user base of ‘Smartphones’. The technology is called RSS. If a Web site offers this, you subscribe to the site’s RSS address to get a automat feed to you of either a short version of their articles or just the text of new articles.
RSS ‘readers’ are popular for desktop computers. They reach out for you and grab the RSS content from the sites you visit often so you don’t have to. Google has a popular reader that allows you to pull content from site, highlight what you liked best for later reading, remove what you don’t want to read and most important – read the text when it’s convinient for you whether your online or not (you have to be online sometime to get the content fed to the reader).
Now, that technology is available for your iPhone and Touch through a variety of ‘reader’ applications.