iPhone 4 Adds New Features – and New Distractions

Editor’s Note:  Peter North, one of WorkAwesome’s newest contributors, is at Apple’s WWDC all week.  He’ll provide little snippets for our readers to digest over the course of the week – to pass on what Apple and its developer community has to offer in terms of making all of us more productive.

Apple recently revealed some remarkable new features on the new iPhone 4. Some of the most noteworthy features include sharper images, faster processing, longer battery life and video conferencing. It could clearly be a an asset for increased productivity…or a debilitating source of endless distraction.

Its new innovations are as concerning as they are impressive. Video calls sound like a great tool, but are you ready for impromptu face-to-face conferences with your boss? Having a phone with a longer battery life, a sharper screen and more computing power sounds great, but is having a “pocket office” a gift of a curse?

A phone with a 40-hour battery life, an HD video camera and a screen with over a half million pixels is practically like having super powers in your pocket. But, as they say, “with great power comes great responsibility.” It could help you be more productive than you’ve ever been, but couldn’t it also turn you into a stressed, snarling super villain?

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  1. Well I can see both sides of the argument.

    I mean I do everything on my pc, so I do not need a mobile to use for work.

    I do everything on my laptop. I currently have a Nokia E71. So I can’t say anything about the new 4G Apple iPhone.

    But yeah, I guess it could get in my way of work if I bought one.


  2. Guy Towers on the 13th June

    Grrr. I’m sticking to Android. Apple is simply becoming too aggressive, and the sweat shops in China are something that really shouldn’t go ignored.

    • Domenic Dawson on the 13th June

      Just letting you know, droid smartphones are made in sweatshops too

  3. Retta on the 25th May

    I haven’t found any proof of that, Domenic.

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