The Pros and Cons of iPhones

There are many different opinions on iPhones, from ‘they’ re ruining our youth’ to ‘they’ re the best thing that ever happened to this world’. No matter what your opinion, though, it’s hard not to see how useful they are. So many people depend on them for so many things; it’s hard to imagine a world without them. But are they worth the negative aspects?


For one thing, iPhones make communication much easier. People usually carry their iPhone almost everywhere, so even if someone is out of the house, it’s as easy as a few button presses to reach them immediately. Texting makes it possible for those with issues like speech impediments or anxiety to contact others and talk with them, without having to worry that they won’t be able to say what they want to. Communication is nearly instantaneous, thanks to iPhones.

iPhones also help people find information quicker. No matter where you are, if you need to know something and you have your iPhone with you, just open up Google and type in your question. Seconds later, you’ll have an answer, or at least information that will help you further find an answer.

Apps are also a useful feature of iPhones. Apps have countless functions. There are medical apps like that allow you to get in contact with a healthcare professional from your home, and there are gaming apps of all different kinds that allow you to have fun and pass the time when you’ re bored. There are even educational apps that can help children learn various subjects.


Of course, while it’s easy to see the good points of iPhones, it’s just as easy to see the bad points. While it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say that iPhones are the cause of every problem with young people, they do contribute in some ways. Cyber bullying is something that wouldn’t happen without iPhones and similar technology, and it is something that contributes negatively to the mental health of many teenagers.

iPhones also make it harder for teens to focus on important things. Even if they want to focus, Apple practically makes iPhones so their users can’t resist checking their texts or apps every few minutes, if not more often. This kind of frequent checking breaks concentration and makes it hard to get anything done. It’s made even worse if the user has ADHD or something similar that makes it hard for them to focus to begin with.

These are just a few of the ups and downs of iPhones, of course – there are many more points for each side. In the end, it’s up to you to decide if the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to deciding whether or not to bring iPhones into your house.