Since the dawn of the iPhone back in 2007, we’ve seen the technology included in it evolve and grow rapidly, incorporating almost every function you could need and want in a single device. Whether you want to make a phone call, send a quick message, browse the internet, play music, connect with friends via video call, snap a picture, play games, read a book or even track your fitness via GPS, you’ll find you’re able to do any and all of these from the all-encompassing iPhone.
With the recent launch of the highly anticipated iPhone 6, www.myvouchercodes.co.uk looked into what other devices and forms of technology have been wiped off the map by the iPhone with an informative infographic, even their own other Apple products.
Delving back into decades gone by, the PDA, or Personal Digital Assistant, was popular in the 90s as a touchscreen handheld device. With the introduction of the first iPhone, these became obsolete in today’s world and slowly phased out. The first iPhone also began a trend of removing the physical keypad from mobile phones.
With digital and video cameras becoming more expensive, they became increasingly unnecessary due to the iPhone having both a high quality camera, a front facing camera, ideal for FaceTime and Selfies, and good photo editing apps.
Apple did however shoot themselves in the foot with the iPhone, as the iPod and other separate MP3 playing devices became obsolete and outdated with the functionality of being able to play music via iTunes and other music players on the iPhone.
The infographic also reveals how the hardware installed on the iPhone is powerful enough to match some of the more basic home computers and laptops, and by using apps that match the software at home, many people turned to the iPhone instead. On top of this, it’s far more portable and doesn’t need extra storage as it’s available on the iCloud.
The list goes on: Sat Navs are replaced by the iPhone’s Navigation or Google Maps; the handheld game console, such as those owned by Nintendo, have largely disappeared now you can play a huge range of games at more affordable prices on the iPhone; physical books were threatened by eReaders, and now these are threatened themselves by the iPhone; it can replace the remote control for your TV, set top boxes and other electrical appliances in your home; and even our money system is under threat by the contactless payment soon to be available through Visa and MasterCard on the iPhone.
Mark Pearson at My Voucher Codes stated:
“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. But one thing is for sure, they have been pioneers in developing and bringing new technologies to the forefront, and some may argue better at marketing it than their competitors.
“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.”