For more information, see Apple iPhone4 for physicians
Few mobile technologies have taken the field with as much fanfare as the iPhone. Even though Apple released the iPhone 4 in 2010, there is already talk of an iPhone 5. In medicine, physicians, medical students and faculty have moved to iPhones for convenience and functionality over other mobiles; some say the iPhone is key to the future of medical practice. (See Smartphones Becoming Integral Tools for Health Care Providers, Medical Students). Those who use the iPhone 4 (HD) say it’s a leap forward in functionality. For more information, see It’s Official Verizon Has The iPhone 4: Two-Way: NPR.
Apple’s iPhone has some great features:
- 7-hour battery time; fastest, lightest iPhone (specifications); 16MB storage; better resolution, size, weight
- Better voicemail, widescreen ipod/ivod capability, Apple multi-touch technology and a simple, sculpted design
- Functions as an iPod with speakers. Sort through digital music by tapping and flipping through CD cases with a swipe of the finger
- Improved 5 megapixel camera and autofocus; handset records video at 30 frames-per-second, which can be edited on your phone
- 3.5 inch (8.9 cm) touchscreen/’sensing’ interface; fingerprint-resistant coating that repels dirt and oil (oleophobic)
- Browser buttons are small, but basic controls are impressive.
- Smooth and touchable with a nice heft without being heavy.
see also iPad 2