Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Here's How The iPhone Has Changed The World In 4 Years

The Apple iPhone turned 4 this week, in this short period of time, the phone has had a huge impact on the world . In fact, the iPhone is probably the most authoritative electronics product ever .

here are the 12 reasons how iphone has changed the world in just 4 years.

1- He changed the world of mobile phones

When Apple shipped the first iPhone in 2007, its design and incredible popularity has caused a lot of changes throughout the mobile industry.
A reporter at the Mobile World Congress in 2009 wrote that "Apple has been on everyone's lips, although the California-based company did not participate in the show" and added that "it is no wonder that many of the devices and services presented in Barcelona are very the path traced from the iPhone. "
In particular, the iPhone has pushed to abandon the physical keyboard in favor of touch-screen, resulting in a net improvement in accessibility and a reduction in the thickness of smartphones which become more and more comfortable.

2- He changed the world of software distribution

Before the arrival of the iPhone and its AppStore, install applications on mobile phones was often complicated and problematic. You had to find a good online store, download the application on a computer and follow the directions, often complicated to install on the phone was going through the process of synchronization. Every manufacturer of application had to be paid via PayPal or credit card and uninstalling applications was rarely simple.
The App Store, introduced by Apple, has made this obsolete. The Cupertino company, his method of sale, has "forced" users to create an iTunes account with a credit card and password, but with the benefit of getting software in an extremely safe and simple, just search for the application and press " Install ".
The iPhone has radically improved the processes of research, installation, payment and uninstalling applications. It has been so successful that it was also introduced by other companies both in smatphone and desktop.

3- Dissemination of Jailbreak

The strong closure of the Apple system and the rigid application control has legitimized the practice of jailbreaking , unlocking the iPhone OS devices to remove the limitations imposed by Cupertino.
The users of iPhone owners jailbroken can install software not approved and activate features that phones have not stopped.
The popularity of the iPhone and the long list of limitations has done "jailbreaking "an increasingly common and accepted practice among novice users.

4- Music and telephone: one device

Many have tried to integrate the functionality of music players to those of the phone, but do not spread enough until the arrival of the iPhone. Although Apple introduced the iTunes application for other mobile phone manufacturers (eg Motorola), it was only with the advent of music phones that the iPhone has become a standard for most people.

5- It is set with the onscreen keyboard

The idea of ​​using an onscreen keyboard on a phone or a tablet seemed unimaginable. One of the biggest complaints of the launch of the first iPhone was just that the onscreen keyboard. Instead of giving users what they were asking for some time, that is, a physical keyboard or additional third-party Apple has deliberately made sure that these were not available. If you wanted to use an iPhone, you had to use a keyboard on the screen.
The Cupertino company has pulled the community into the future of keyboards, after a couple of years, all have become accustomed to the idea. When ten years most of the work will be done on computers with the support of a touch screen, the historians will remember that the iPhone has made this possible, forcing the community to overcome the resistance to the idea of ​​a keyboard on the screen.

6- He made the world dependent on motion sensors and guidance

The built-in accelerometer in the iPhone was a great novelty for many users.The current model has an accelerometer, gyroscope and the compass, that thousands of app developers use to create really amazing effects. Some applications, like games, these sensors can be used to create all sorts of illusions and innovative effects.
With these sensors the iPhone now represents a claim on the part of developers and users not only on iDevice.

7- Eliminated the stylus as a primary input tool
Before the advent of the telephone made in Cupertino, the majority of smartphones using pens stylus to write on the screen and press buttons. They were clumsy, ugly and easy to lose. Still exist, but after the stylish touch-screen mom Apple, the stylus have been increasingly abandoned.

8- He opened the door to the passage from PC to Mac

The war rages between the PC and Mac since 1984. Apple has always sought ways to convince users to switch to Macintosh. He also flipping a popular TV advertising campaign staring John Hodgman as "PC" and Justin Long as "Mac" with the explicit message that PC users should switch to Mac.
Over the past five years, California has the company in fact made enormous gains in market share, thanks to iPod and iPhone. These devices served as a sort of advertising to entice PC users to discover the vast world of Apple products.
The vast majority of owners were iDevices or are Windows users. These devices introduce gradually PC users a way to do things typical of Apple, make sure people visiting the shops in the bitten apple, and the constant update of iTunes brings a lot of people on the Apple website. Eventually, some users leave the PC universe.

9- He has broken the myth that Japanese consumers buy phones only Japanese

The fourth largest market in the world of mobile devices is Japan. Prior to Apple, only the Japanese companies were successful in that market. Nokia has spent a fortune trying to be successful in Japan, reaching only 2% of market share.
But in 2009, immediately after the failure of Nokia in the country of the Rising Sun, Apple had acquired a surprising 72% of the smartphone market in Japan.

10- Has distorted the market of mobile gaming

Before the advent of the App Store, mobile gaming was represented exclusively by pocket game systems like Nintendo and Sony. Now, the market for mobile games is increasing on new platforms and most of the growth is due to the iPhone. Systems "stand alone" are not desired as it once was, and both players and developers prefer the smartphone environment, in particular IOS.
We had already tried with his Nokia N-Gage, but the phone was buggy, overpriced for what it offered, clumsy and, finally, is not appreciated by users.Only with the iPhone there was the take-off.

11- Led indirectly to the attention of the world, the situation of Chinese workers

With the production at the factories Foxconn , where there have been several cases of suicides and the conditions are not the best, took the problem to the attention of the Chinese factories.
Even if the employees who work on the production of the iPhone are in safe and humane conditions, the idea that you can carry around an iPhone ready to burst, produced by an employee on the path of suicide, has brought millions of people to the problem and is driving slowly improving conditions in China.

12- Launched the touch-screen revolution

Computer Scientists and researchers in user interfaces have been working on touch systems for decades, only the iPhone has led to the acceptance of the use of touchscreen .
The Apple iPhone could be considered the most influential gadget ever, impressed with the change in the way of working, to see the world change and human culture. Not bad for his "just four years".
Via | Geohot

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