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The Latest in the iPhone World and Why iPhones are so Good for Your Business

By Violeta-Loredana Pascal | February 9, 2016

Rumors may be starting to circulate in the tech world about the possibility of an iPhone 7, but in the meantime the iPhone 6 and its variations are as up to date as it gets. If you’re working in the real estate business, with its slick technology and handy apps, an iPhone can help you no end. If you’re looking for one already, you can compare the best iPhone deals being offered in the UK with the ones at home in the USA and see if you’re missing out. Maybe you can negotiate a few extras and get more for your money.

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But let’s look at the latest iPhone and why it’s so good for your business.

iPhone 6s Plus

The latest in the iPhone family is the iPhone 6 range and offers storage of up to as much as a phenomenal 128 GB, depending on your preferences. This means you have plenty of space on your phone to store pictures or videos of homes for displaying on your business website. Opt for the 6s Plus and you also receive the benefit of a 5.5 inch display, over the 4.7 inch display of the standard iPhone 6s.

This new model comes with a new feature, 3D Touch. Rather than have to press several times on an item, you simply hold your finger down in it and the screen will take you into the content. This isn’t the phone’s only major new touch feature: the iPhone 6 has been equipped with Touch ID so you can safeguard your date extra securely.

The phone also features enhanced camera and video features, as well as a highly advanced chip that equals the performance of a desktop computer, so that the phone processes information and operates much faster.

Useful business apps

The new News app on the iOS 9 makes it much easier to stay up to date with developments in your sector. The app groups all the stories that interest you in one convenient location. No longer will you have to go hunting through the trade press to find out what’s going on in the field!

Handoff is another device that will make life in the real estate business much easier. When you’re daily operations involve moving from place to place, you can often find yourself cutting tasks short, whether that’s to honor an a viewing appointment or survey a property. With Handoff you can start a task on your computer and then, if you have to step away from the office, continue it on your iPhone. You just have to log in with the same iCloud account.

And if you’re on the move and need to direct prospective buyers to your location, Skitch is an iPhone app that you ought to have on your phone. The app lets you annotate and mark up maps and images so that you can direct people to your location.

The Things app transforms daily project management into a doddle. You can take the hassle out of managing your daily tasks with the app. The app Workflow also lends you a hand by automating workflows.

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An iPhone is definitely a necessary accessory for a real estate agent. The only question is do you invest in an iPhone 6 now, or do you hold on in anticipation of an iPhone 7?


Image credits: Janitors and MarkMoz12, used under Creative Commons license

Violeta-Loredana Pascal is a business coach and mentor at her company - AdvanceNowBiz - with more than 15 years of business experience and a background in public relations, marketing and communication. She is passionate about reading, blogging and traveling – see Travel – Moments in Time and Earth's Attractions. Follow her on Twitter - @TravelMoments and @EarthAttract.
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