Smartphones have taken over our lives and many of us don’t even realize it. We’ve been using smartphones for so long that they have become an integral part of our daily routines. You probably won’t be able to go through a day without having your phone by your side. You are not alone.
Whether you’re on a bus ride, walking down the street or just relaxing at home, you will always have your phone with you. In fact, there may be times when you have more than one phone with you, because you might want to use it for work while you also need to check the weather or something else.
But is this really necessary? Why do we feel the need to carry around such heavy devices all the time?
How Important Smartphones Are
One way to understand the importance of smartphones is to look at the amount of money spent on research for new features. The smartphone market has experienced several boom and bust cycles since its inception. At some points, companies were spending huge amounts of money trying to create innovative apps that would make their phones “better” than the competition. However, the vast majority of these apps never got used.
The smartphone market is now much more stable and companies can now focus on creating better versions of existing products instead of inventing new ones. This is great news for consumers who don’t have to spend as much money on buying new phones every few months. But is this enough reason to make us believe that smartphones are worth the price?
Well, if you consider the fact that most of us still own the same smartphone model from years ago and it works perfectly fine, then maybe it is. After all, smartphones are not only a means to communicate but they also allow us to access information, entertain ourselves and connect with other people.
In fact, many people cannot imagine what their life would be like without their smartphone. It has become such an essential part of our lives that we can’t live without it.
Why many people can’t live without smartphones
So why do some of us keep buying new smartphones every few months or at least every year? We tend to get attached to our smartphones. They have become an extension of ourselves. And once we get used to using them, it becomes difficult to give them up. Especially when you already install everything on your phone, such as the 2FA app, banking apps, and all these other things.
A study found that about 60% of adults in the U.S. own a smartphone. Of those who have one, about 80% said that they use their smartphone almost constantly. In addition, nearly two-thirds (63%) said that their smartphone allows them to manage their schedule.
It is no wonder that most of us can’t imagine living without our smartphones. They have become an inseparable part of our everyday lives. If you had to give up your smartphone, you would definitely experience a sense of loss. Not to mention people are addicted to chat on their phones, such as with whatsapp or telegram.
The Future Of Smartphone Business
So how does the smartphone business work today? Well, there are three major players in the market. Apple, Samsung and Google. These companies have been working hard to improve their respective products and make them more appealing to users.
Apple has been leading the charge in making smartphones better. This company has made iPhones thinner and lighter, which makes them easier to carry around. After the iPhone X was released, it became the design standard for every premium smartphone to follow. Nowadays we already have iPhone 13 Pro Max, and almost all the top tier influencers and celebrities have them. Apple has become one of the most valuable companies in the world thanks to iPhone’s popularity.
Samsung is the second biggest player in the smartphone industry and it is not surprising that the company has been innovating quite a bit. For example, Samsung recently introduced Project Fold, a foldable smartphone that can be opened and closed into three different positions. Its Samsung Galaxy S Ultra lineup has been doing very well in the past 2 years.
Google is a bit struggling in the smartphone space. Google is trying to stay relevant by releasing new Android devices every year with its Nexus brand. However it has not been able to catch up with Samsung in the Android space. Chinese brands like Vivo, Xiaomi, and OnePlus have also been lurking in the shadows trying to play catch up game.
What should we expect from the smartphone market going forward? Well, as more and more people embrace mobile technology, there will be room for everyone. That means that the market is bound to expand exponentially. Companies will continue to innovate and release new ideas, which will lead to higher demand.
As smartphones become increasingly popular, consumers will start demanding better and faster performance. As a result, companies will try their best to deliver high-quality products to meet these demands.
And if you think that there are already too many smartphones out there, you’re right. There are too many choices. The good news is that you don’t have to pick the wrong one. All you have to do is choose the right one for you. Even the cheap smartphones are already able to do a lot of great things nowadays.
Smartphones are here to stay. So, stop worrying about whether or not you’ll buy a new one soon. Just enjoy yours until it breaks and then buy a new one!
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