Stupid question alert:
I recently got an unlocked iPhone 5 and I plan to use it a lot for my overseas adventure in Thailand. Mainly finding directions, taking pictures/video, language translation apps, etc.
I've never traveled overseas before, so my question is - do I need to be careful on how I use my phone? As in not flaunting it, showing it off? I don't know whether the iPhone is a desirable target for thieves or not, but I'm guessing yes.
An example situation would be I'm using my language translation app to say something to someone, I may have to hold it up to them. Lots of people around see it. Or I'm texting in a bar/club. Or let's say the taxi guy is lost and I use google maps to point out the directions.
Basically I'm wondering if it'll stick out like a sore thumb or if everyone and their mother has a smartphone there these days and it won't be noticed. (Thinking of getting a nondescrip case).
I'm probably being paranoid, but it cost a lot and I'm not exactly rich.
"Don't bring it!" I'll be staying long-term and I'll be using it as my camera + phone combo instead of carrying around an extra digital camera. So it's essential to me!