How Times Change: The iPhone Effect
The launch of the iPhone 6 was quite the momentous occasion. Crowds of people gathered outside Apple stores worldwide before opening hours, queuing up to be one of the first to have the new handset in their hands.
Some of the young ‘uns buying the latest iPhone will hardly remember a time before the whole world sat on a microchip in your pocket. But for those of us whose memories stretch a little further backwards, it’s startling to think how much things have changed over the past decade.
If, like me, you’ve been scratching your head and thinking about the impact of technology recently, you’ll have already realised some of the things the iPhone has replaced. But you might find yourself surprised by the full extent of the situation.
Courtesy of My Voucher Codes, here’s a fascinating infographic entitled ‘What the iPhone Killed’.
“We won’t know whether this technology would have become obsolete if it wasn’t for Apple, nor can we state without Apple we wouldn’t have the technology we have now,” says Mark Pearson from My Voucher Codes. “But one thing’s for sure, they’ve been pioneers in developing and bringing new technologies to the forefront, and some may argue better at marketing it than their competitors.”
He added: “Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, there is no denying that the company has had an effect on this generation, how we use technology and even what we now use. Each year they bring out a new phone, always with something, new and innovative on offer.”
There was a time when I thought nothing could replace by Nokia 3310, and later my Blackberry Curve, but I am well and truly an Apple girl these days. Nokia, Blackberry, Motorola and HTC have all seen a decline in their sales since the introduction of the iPhone, so it’s unlikely I’m alone in this.
Do you have an iPhone? Do you think Apple has had an impact on the world through its technology? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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