iPhone 7 Plus Customer Review
In this day and age, technology is everywhere. It surrounds us in our everyday life and, for most people, even resides in their back pockets. Cell phones are widely popular around the world. The most common type of cell phone, however, is the iPhone. My current device is the iPhone 7 plus and the model is A1784.
Though my phone may not be the most recent, it still has many practical uses that help me through my everyday life. As a high school student in today’s society, technology is integrated into almost everything we do in our classes. That is why having a device, such as an iPhone, is very useful and convenient. Some practical uses for an iPhone while in school are the use of the calculator and the ability to email teachers with questions. As for practical uses for outside of school, the ideas are endless. These uses include online news articles, games, social media, and Google access.
Along with practical uses, my cell phone also has an excess of features and applications. I consider the most convenient iPhone feature to be that of the fingerprint recognition. This simple feature makes gaining access into my phone much easier without having to worry about my phone being broken into. My family loves to travel a lot and my wallet application allows me to easily download my plane ticket along with all of my flight information. This not only makes my flight information more accessible, but it also saves the use of paper. That, to me, is a very important application. I appreciate the calendar application very much as well. By using this, I can write down all of my homework assignment due dates or appointments. This, along with the reminder application, makes remembering important dates much easier. My life is very busy and all of these features and applications assist in making it less stressful.
The question of whether having a phone has made my life better or worse off is a much more difficult question to answer. While I can easily admit that all these applications and features have made my daily life less stressful, that does not mean that access to social media has. Nowadays these two amenities have become flip sides of the same coin. It is nearly impossible to have one without the other. I would be a hypocrite if I said that I don’t enjoy the aspect of social media, because I do.
However, access to applications such as Twitter or Instagram have caused a lot of problems. For one, it creates a whole new plane of bullying without consequences. These users can hide behind a screen and tear people apart with the push of a button. Studies have shown that over 25 percent of adolescents have experienced cyber bullying and well over that amount fail to tell their parents about it. Another worrisome statistic is that 1 in 5 teens have sent around sexually suggestive photos. In some cases, these images can be spread and cause great mental and emotional damage to the person in the photo. Teens affected by cyber bullying are 2 to 9 times more likely to commit suicide. This is only one of the negative impacts of social media.
While scrolling through almost any social media application, it is often you will find images of perfect women and men plastered on the screen. They will have tall, skinny and yet shapely bodies. The women will have long hair and not a single blemish upon their skin. They will be curvy in all the right places and will not have even a hint of stretch marks. These women will be everywhere you look. This has become the standard that all women should meet, and yet hardly ever do.
Constantly viewing the way a beautiful woman “should” look, as put out there by social media, has led to serious issues. Many women suffer with body image or even body dysmorphic disorder. This can lead to either anorexia or bulimia. Both of these things are very unhealthy diseases and are just one of the results of social media.
In this day and age, it is common to see young children with a screen in front of their faces. While this may be seen as nothing but normal, studies show that it is actually detrimental to the development of the brain. It can make them less adept at remembering certain things. Video games also have a negative impact on children. Nowadays, video games about war have become so common that the idea of someone getting shot has just become exciting gore. Children have become desensitized to the atrocities of war and the real danger that guns represent.
These are just a few of the sad truths that we as a society face about the effects of social media. Having an iPhone or any kind of cell phone has contributed greatly into making life simpler. However, what these inventors didn’t realize that was when they were solving everyday problems, they were causing many others.
I can write all day about the negative impact that phones along with social media have on our society, but that still won’t answer the question at hand. Are we better off? Am I better off? I very much wish that I could turn off my phone and be done with it. I wish that I could set myself free from it and that everyone else could too. However, the truth is that technology is so deeply embedded into the world, that it is far too late for that. The truth of the matter is, if I could turn my phone off right now and never turn it back on again, would I? No. Even with all of the negative impacts listed above, there is no going back now. All there is left to do now is to go forward and see where it takes us. Now is the time to learn from our mistakes and right the wrongs for future generations. We can’t look back and learn what history says about the impact of technology because we are making history now. All we can do is keep moving forward.