The new iPhones were hideously expensive to buy but are hugely interesting and efficient to use so sadly I am now hooked. I suppose having had an underused mobile phone for years and years despite regular warnings from BT that the device was so old it was no longer protected (I am not sure from what as BT never spelt out what the lost protection related to) a new mobile was inevitable and hopefully over the years will prove at least slightly less pricey.
My old BT mobile took 5 minutes to warm up and become usable after turning on which is one of the reasons I rarely troubled to use it, whereas the iPhone is almost instantly ready for use upon being switched on. Its pictured instructions for use are simple even for an ignoramus like yours truly, to comprehend.
The iPhone camera is fun and efficient as illustrated by a couple of pictures taken on time away from the office on business last week:
I can see why the modern mobile/cellphone is so popular and regarded by many as almost essential. However the purchase price plus rental is hardly inexpensive. I gather that many do not buy their phones but have the cost of the phone included in their monthly rental package. Still they are not cheap and though immensely interesting to use, not essential imho.
Where to carry such phones while on the move is another issue. For many women the handbag is the obvious simple solution. For men a pocket might be an answer though the possible health issue has not entirely gone away.
Unfortunately (imho) holding the phone in the hand while walking along the street seems to be a popular option. This might prove to be a temptation for street thieves and also make the holder less inclined to greet his or her fellow traveler on the pavement/sidewalk, perhaps slightly ironically, making us all more insular and less sociable.