The technology of iphone was transformed in 2007, but it was the app store that changed our lives later on. From picking a restaurant to sharing dinner posts on Instagram, hiring a cab at home, the world has an insatiable appetite for new and better apps. Apple is all set to announce its next iphone featuring one of the biggest software upgrades named ARKit.
The upgrade is something that could take augmented reality to the mainstream. In addition to this, iPhone 8 will comprise of other interesting features like better cameras, wireless charging, facial recognition, and edge-to-edge display and – for the first time – no home button and so forth.
It is unveiled that in a single OS update, Apple will put a wave of new AR apps in millions of hands. This gives a fair chance to the company to change day to day lives of their end users. However, it has been more than a decade since the first release of iPhone. And it is a safe bet to say that it leapfrogged far beyond the competition and launched the mobile revolution.
Here I would like to mention a few pointers that show some of the profound effects the iPhone-led across the globe.
The Internet in everyone’s pocket:
When Steve Jobs first unveiled the phone, he called it as a “revolutionary mobile phone”, “a widescreen iPod with touch controls” and of course “a breakthrough internet communications device.” The internet device has had a huge effect all over the globe. Whether it’s about the usage of mobile voice or exploding mobile internet traffic boosted by unique apps created by some of the prominent iOS app development companies across the world.
Hobbies have become a part of our day to day lives
With the increase in Smartphones and photo-editing apps, good cameras are now available in everybody’s pockets. As a result, anybody can be a prolific photographer. The simultaneous rise of social media platforms, in turn, gave us a place and a reason to post our photos.
It may quite interest you to know that 1.2 trillion digital photos are taken worldwide, out of which 85% are taken on phones.
Change in iPhone App Store
The app store of Apple was launched in 2008 incorporating 500 apps. And today, there are 2.1 million on the App Store and 3.4 million on its Android competitor Google Play. Apps have turned phones into everything from a bank to a motion-sensitive video game device. In fact, everyday items such as maps, flashlights, clocks, scanners, video cameras, calendars, calculators, computers, iPod are replaced by smartphones.
IPhone apps have even changed how people work
The first internet boom was in the late 1990s but the numbers didn’t substantial until the advent of smartphones with GPS chips and on-demand marketplace apps like Uber. If we look at the current scenario, there are around four million on-demand workers and the number will double up in the upcoming years.
Change in the advertising industry
Fortunately or unfortunately, the internet is not only supplanting traditional advertising platforms like TV for the most ad spending worldwide but the entire industry itself is in transition. Mobile advertising spending is expected to surpass desktop this year.
I don’t think any of us could imagine not having these phones today, even with some of the negatives. The iPhone, and all of the smart devices that came after it has really changed the way we live.
Rakesh Patel is Marketing Manager at eTatvaSoft – an iOS app development company. He writes about Technology Trends, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Startups and many more things about IT services and enabled people to learn about new technologies through his online contribution.