IPhone – A Revolutionary Journey
Have you ever gone out, arrived at your destination and suddenly realised you left your Smartphone at home? You might feel a sudden surge of panic or anxiety, even though you’ve only gone without it for a few hours. Well, you’re not the only one. These reactions are not uncommon, and they are clear evidence that Smartphone’s have completely ingrained themselves in our lives.
Once upon a time, phones were simply the preferred method of communication. But now thanks to the IPhone they are also our games consoles, our social networking sites, our emails and our internet browsers. Phones have become a miniature PC in our pockets, and they have changed the way we do a lot of things. They’ve changed how we communicate, how we read, shop, and even how we do business. For example, the most popular use for an IPhone among adults is sending and receiving emails, and with a slick friendly interface, Apple has made it even easier for us to work all the time at the push of a button – or the swipe of a screen.
Recent studies estimate over 62% of the British population owns a Smartphone, and it’s no surprise to see that the IPhone is the most popular. The IPhone 5 is currently the best selling Smartphone on the market, but few people have thought about just how much the IPhone has changed our lives since the release of the first model 7 years ago. Just think about it – we don’t need a calculator to help us with sums, the IPhone can do that. We don’t need to watch the news, buy a roadmap or carry an address book, the IPhone does all that too.
With its latest release of a fingerprint identity sensor the IPhone continues to make huge strides forward in technology, and there have been many arguments for the IPhone eventually replacing household gadgets and PC’s. There is an app for everything now thanks to the app store – from calculators to graph making and dieting help, it appears you can do nearly anything through your phone. You can even keep your data in the cloud, so that it is easily accessible from any device whenever you need it. This trend means that there might come a day where bulky hard drives are as redundant as an abacus. Is there anything it can’t do?
Well, the main bugbears that have been coming up recently are security and fragility. With the IPhone 5 Apple released a new set of security protocols to put people at ease, some of which worked, others didn’t. But one thing Apple couldn’t fix was how fragile their powerful little machines are. At the end of the day, an IPhone is a set of electrical circuits encased in glass, which is likely to be dropped, smashed or destroyed in a number of inventive ways, and is equally susceptible to software corruption or hardware difficulties. Apple have recently announced that they have bought up a large amount of Sapphire glass in an attempt to toughen the IPhone 6 and lower the number of IPhone screens accidentally cracked every year.
In short, the ground breaking strides the IPhone has made in the Smartphone industry have completely changed not only the way we view computing and technology, but the way we live, and they’re not quite finished yet!