The Vatican has already released an official statement that supports the “Confession: a Roman Catholic App,” also the church believes that it should not take the place of actual confessions. The Roman Catholic Church has been spreading the word over the last 1,000 years, and for the first time in its history it appears that technology will be doing much of the legwork. Basically, the iPhone app developer believes that Catholics that don’t have the time to go to mass every day will be able to feel less guilty if they tap into their iPhones. Even better, the Roman Catholic Church is excited over the prospect of appealing to converts that will discover the power of their doctrine through the mobile web.
There is a lot of buzz about “Confession: a Roman Catholic App,” but only time will tell if more technology lovers begin to pay more attention to religion. The fact is that most devout Roman Catholics actually reside in undeveloped nations with little access to running water let alone the Internet. While the privileged few will be able to feel closer to God, the new iPhone app may not offer much to those of other faiths. “Confession: a Roman Catholic App,” may actually appeal to older Catholics that are just tapping into more advanced technologies. Since these consumers are already familiar with the rituals and requirements associated with being a good Catholic, they will jump at the chance to fulfill their duties simply by plugging into their smart phones.
If you enjoy taking your iPhone 4 apart and putting it back together again you better make sure that you never accidentally break the one that you currently own. Apple is changing the type of screws used to keep the components of the iPhone 4 secure. Consumers already know that they risk voiding their warranties if they attempt to fix or mod their own iPhones, but that hasn’t stopped a break deal of them from doing it anyways. What’s worse is that the ordinary iPhone owner will have a hard time changing the battery because this “pentalobe” screw technology. In a nutshell, Apple only wants consumers to go to their authorized repair shops if they need to have their iPhones fixed. This is partially because they don’t want an influx of faulty iPhones being shipped to their own facilities, but more importantly, Apple stands to gain a lot of money when consumers are unable to make their own repairs.
If your iPhone 4 unexpectedly breaks you could have tinkered around with it until you were able to come up with a solution. Now that Apple is making it nearly impossible for people to open up their units, consumers will be much more likely to chuck their old iPhones in the trash and head straight to the store for a new one. If Apple had stiffer competition they would probably not want to risk alienating their customers, but given the fact that the demand for iPhones, iPads and iPods is higher than ever they really don’t need to worry.