Iphone is a great tool for journalists. The camera, video recorder and sound equipment renders the Iphone createsan all in one content maker. The Iphone can go anywhere and can shoot high quality images. The one issue for journalists recording sound on the Iphone. The quality of the iphone recorder is poor. The Rode external microphone turns the simple microphone into a professional quality sound recroder. With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion for both Lightning and 30-pin iOS devices, your i-XY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate.