Myths about iOS products

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On his blog, Learning in Hand, teacher and technology specialist Tony Vincent lists a number of common myths about Apple mobile products such as iPads, iPhones, and iPods. (A similar list could probably be produced about products using other operating systems). Here are the myths that he debunks:

  • iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch do not have user manuals.
  • You have to have a credit card associated with your iTunes account.
  • You can buy an app once and install it on all devices in the classroom or school.
  • Once you fill 12 home screens of apps you cannot install any more.
  • You need a Mac to sync multiple devices.
  • Apps stay open after you leave them and this drains the battery and slows down the device.
  • For longer battery life you should occasionally drain the battery completely.
  • The screen scratches easily.

If you believe any of the above statements, you may want to check out Tony’s explanations of why they are not true. Thanks, Tony. To read the entire post, click here.

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Gary Woodill is a senior analyst with Float, as well as CEO of i5 Research. Gary conducts research and market analyses, as well as assessments and forecasting for emerging technologies. Gary is the co-editor of "Mastering Mobile Learning," author of “The Mobile Learning Edge,” and the co-author of “Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds.” He also presents at conferences and is the author of numerous articles and research reports on emerging learning technologies. Gary holds a doctor of education degree from the University of Toronto.

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On September 23, 2011

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