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.