In class, we have been discussing how technology has become such a necessity in our lives. Smartphones have become not only something people want, but something people need. It has become a daily utility that people rely on for taking pictures, making calls, texting, social networking, getting directions, and reminders. While we are doing homework, we procrastinate by checking our phones and tweeting/facebook-ing. Smartphones are one of the biggest things out right now, and they are only growing to be bigger. A new smartphone comes out every few months, whether its an iPhone, a Samsung, or an LG, and everyone always wants to get the newest phone out. iPhone’s have been growing since 2008, and every year Apple comes out with a new iPhone. Personally, I feel that the only difference I saw in iPhone’s was when Apple went from the iPhone 3 to the 4, because it didn’t only change the appearance, but it changed drastically in the software too. In the past 3 years, iPhones came out with the 4, 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s, and personally I don’t really see a dramatic change from the 4s to the 5. I feel that Apple felt that they were losing consumers, and fighting for them to keep in business with them. Recently you have been able to see that Google/Windows is coming up with new phones to gain business although they have a huge consumer base.
There is always something new coming out, at least once a year, but I have yet to find something that has caught my eye. Every iPhone is the same, Apple adds a new little feature to every phone but I don’t feel like it is a “wow” fact into buying the phone. I love Apple, so I will always support them, but I just haven’t been impressed with their recent phones. Google makes Window phones and to me, there is nothing special about them either. Although I love my iPhone, I would really like to see something different come out, even if its the iPhone but with a crazy new feature that will dramatically change the view of Apple consumers. Like I said, it has everything you need in one, and without my phone I don’t know how I would get through the day. Once you go to a smartphone, I feel that it will be hard to go back, so I don’t know about you, but I’m crossing my fingers for something new to come out!