Why iPhone 5?

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Before I begin, I must confess something to you:  I am not an iPhone guy. I don’t even own a smart phone.  I know it might sound archaic, but the only piece of Apple hardware I own is a five year-old iPod that barely works.  The only reason I tell you about my backward background is because I think it is noteworthy that even a technological dinosaur like me realizes how game-changing Smartphone technology really is.  Apple Inc. recently unveiled their newest nifty upgrade to their mobile platform: the iPhone 5.

On our blog, we often preach about switching from paper files to digital versions of the same documents.  Tarheel Imaging has the tools and skills to scan your documents so that you can view them on the computer.  With current market trends, you will soon be able to view almost any of your documents on a mobile phone.  Suppose you go to the doctor and they need your insurance information.  Oh no! You forgot it at home.  Fortunately, you have all your insurance stored on your phone.  You whip out an iPhone: problem solved.  Viewing files on the computer is pretty cool but taking them with you is even better. The iPhone 5 is the capstone (to date) of on-the-go technology, so we are going to examine it today.

Why the iPhone 5?  Every year Apple releases a new iteration of the iPhone platform.  Some speculate over the need to upgrade.  Opinions differ as to whether the changes are significant enough to justify the higher price point.  Whether the upgrades are worth it to you specifically, depends on your individual situation.  Some businesses need the most cutting edge technology on the market, while others only perform menial tasks with cell phones.  I cannot tell you if the iPhone 5 is right for you, but in this blog, we will discuss the new features.  The iPhone 5 differs in four main ways from the iPhone 4.  It has an all new design, a 4-inch retina display, faster wireless internet, and twice the processing speed.

The most obvious design feature of the new phone is the elongated body. Not only is the display taller than all of the previous phones, the iPhone 5 is also the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever.  It has a depth of 7.6 mm, a weight of just 112g, and a volume of only 3.31 in3, what does that mean? It means the iPhone 5 is 20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than its predecessor.  The intricate engineering within the phone is enshrouded by a body entirely composed of anodized 6000 series aluminum and ceramic glass.  Apple also re-engineered their ear buds to provide a more comfortable fit.

Another nice feature of the iPhone 5 is the 4-inch retina display.  Without going into all the technical mumbo jumbo, this means the phone has a bigger and better screen.  It displays 326 pixels per inch, which is so high that the human eye cannot distinguish the individual pixels.  iPhone 5 offers a huge 1136-by-640 resolution and a 44 percent increase in color saturation.  All around, the iPhone 5 is a pretty aesthetically pleasing machine. Its screen pretty much functions as a miniature TV.

Faster wireless and increased processing speed are both fairly simple to summarize. Basically, the iPhone 5 will get you where you want to go, and what you want do, faster.  If you want to know all the exact numbers, here you go: dual-band 802.11 n wireless connectivity can accelerate your Wi-Fi up to 150 Mbps, while the new A6 processor doubles the graphical speed.  All these features are nice, but super fast Wi-Fi is pretty much useless if the processor is a power sucker.  The A6 is specifically designed to collaborate with the IOS 6 operating system to efficiently maximize power saving so that you can spend a cool 8 hours straight either browsing the internet or talking on the phone.  We suggest you don’t actually try that though.

Obviously the iPhone is pretty cool; however, it is also vastly practical.  Mobile phones allow you to check emails, make appointments, review your schedule, and make transactions from almost any location in the world.  If you haven’t transferred your files to cyberspace, I’m afraid to inform you that you are behind the times.  It is so easy to go digital in today’s technological society that you have no excuse for not getting your documents scanned.  Go to our website (you can even use your fancy iPhone 5 to do it), navigate to the Contact page and either send us an email or give us a call.  We can have you set up in no time at all.  Why wait?  Those piles of paper need to go.  Wouldn’t it be easier to scroll to your documents with one finger, than to swim through a sea of inventory in a storage room?