With something as small and compact as the cell phone, whether someone uses a blackberry or an iPhone, both of which are different versions of one another, it is clear that these devices are transforming the way people live. Given how fast information travels from one place to next, it makes it possible for a person to communicate with someone else in record time.
There are those who say that cell phones and mobile devices have made people in society less connected to one another, because everyone is so dependent and reliant on their phones. There is, undoubtedly, some truth in this, however; with the rise of social media, perhaps the opinions of these individuals will change. This might happen when they see that today’s world has been affected by networks such as Facebook, a site that is filled with millions of young people who have found a way to stay connected; although it is not in the traditional sense, it still allows them to communicate with one another.
Apple’s creation of the iPhone in 2007 is something which continues to have significant impact in the lives of many people; this is because of its many features and unique design, a long and skinny device that can easily fit into someones pocket making it possible to take pictures and make plan reservations, as well as giving them access to the internet and the news. Although some will say that the lack of human contact has made society lose touch with reality, the fact that a person can use their finger to touch their screen and scroll up or down in order to read something may be the reason why they feel this way. In a time when people used to go the library to do research, now with the creation of mobile phones it makes it possible to do all their research through technology due to them having access to everything. The new words that are used today to describe these devices such as touch screen and Android sound like something from the future, a mythical place that only exists in science fiction; however, this is the way the world is today.
Many say that Steve Job’s decision to put out the iPhone for the world to see was risky because there are were many glitches, and small problems that had not been worked out yet. Steve Jobs unveiling of the iPhone is one moment that will remain in computing history, given all its success. Even though cell phone app stores were around before Apple’s creation of the iPhone, installing these apps were difficult and Apple would help to put an end this by allowing customers to download apps through iTunes, an innovative feature that has made downloading music easier.
Although it seems easier for someone to converse with someone else by simply pressing a dial rather than having to physically being there, people have become so reliant on their phones that they cannot function without it. They use their iPhones to perform a number of tasks; these include taking pictures, playing games, and listening to music. Texting is another feature that technology uses have become addicted to, and young people owe it all to these inventions. The iPhone, Facebook, and social media are three entities that seem interlinked, because everybody uses them, and in some ways it has brought people together. Many who say that people’s dependence on these mobile devices is hurting society, but may not realize that the world is changing, and with so many people who occupy it using iPhones and Facebook this may be the only thing keeping them together.
When looking at the speed and rate that information travels, because of new technology such as the iPhone, this creation continues to transform people’s lives making it possible to do several things at once. Constantly, a new updated version comes out that seems more modern and complex than the one before. In the future when iPhones become even more huge, maybe those who only see mobile devices as something negative will start to see the positive effect that modern technology has had on people’s lives.
By Tabitha Jenkins
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