Some people make a joke about it, but it’s evident how people consider their smartphones as an essential part of everyday life. When asked which item they can’t leave home without, some won’t even think twice about answering that it’s their smartphone. Chris Pash, writer for Business Insider Australia, writes that Australians have grown to be dependent on their smartphones when it comes to shopping:
Australians are increasingly using smartphones to buy online or to research what they see in store before they reach for a credit card.
Once they eyeball the goods, they go online to compare prices to make sure they’re getting the best deal and to read product reviews to ensure they get what they really want.
Almost 30 per cent of those surveyed in the latest Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index decreased their in-store purchasing since they started buying on their mobile phones.
Nearly 40 per cent currently using the mobile phone for purchasing believe the number of purchases they make on their phone will increase in the next six months.
“It’s evident that the mobile phone is not only a platform for making the actual purchase, but is also important for many consumers in aiding their purchase decisions,” says researcher Dr Marisa Maio Mackay.
Of course, Australians don’t only turn to their smartphones for their online shopping needs. They accomplish many other tasks using their smartphones, including sending text messages or e-mails and connecting to social networks. With all the functions available, these gadgets are bound to succumb to wear and tear due to excessive use. The iPhone 4, for instance, is a smartphone where users are bound to experience a problem or two, and iPhone repair in Melbourne is required.
A common problem with the iPhone is something that is largely associated with any touchscreen device: the glass easily scratches. Buying a screen protector can help in this area. However, when there is glass breakage because users dropped their iPhones, it’s time for an iPhone 4 screen replacement in Melbourne to get the screen back to its tip-top condition. For their benefit, users should turn to iPhone repair specialists so the issue can be dealt with appropriately.
Despite the never-ending technological advances, no device will ever be impenetrable to damage. Fortunately, iPhone 4 owners can always turn to well-trained repair specialists like TWorld ICT to get their phones working again.
(Article Excerpt and Image from CHART: Australians’ Exploding Use Of Smartphones For Different Tasks, Businessinsider.com.au, Published 29 October 2013)