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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

53 Things That've Changed Since The iPhone Came Out



The first iPhone came out five years ago today. That's a pretty long time, it turns out.
1.
Apple is the most valuable company in the world

Apple is the most valuable company in the world

2. Which made a lot of rich people much richer

Which made a lot of rich people much richer
Image by Chris Hondros / Getty Images

3. AT&T has so many customers that its network doesn't work

AT&T has so many customers that its network doesn't work

4. But T-Mobile is nearly bankrupt

But T-Mobile is nearly bankrupt

5. The Blackberry is dead

The Blackberry is dead
Image by ROBERT GALBRAITH / Reuters

6. And Nokia is in huge trouble. When's the last time you saw one of these?

And Nokia is in huge trouble. When's the last time you saw one of these?

7. These events are the biggest news of the day

These events are the biggest news of the day
Image by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

8. And we all listen to this guy now

And we all listen to this guy now

9. Because he basically made a huge iPod touch and it still turned out great

Because he basically made a huge iPod touch and it still turned out great

10. Gadgets got weirdly political, so everyone's a fanboy

Gadgets got weirdly political, so everyone's a fanboy
Via: zdnet.com

11. Touchscreens are everywhere

53 Things That've Changed Since The iPhone Came Out

12. And everybody understands what this stuff means

And everybody understands what this stuff means

13. Browsing the internet on a phone is a completely normal thing

Browsing the internet on a phone is a completely normal thing

14. And every company has an app

And every company has an app

15. Other phones got app stores too

Other phones got app stores too

16. Just the word "app." How often did people say that before 2008?

53 Things That've Changed Since The iPhone Came Out

17. We've stopped carrying separate media players

We've stopped carrying separate media players

18. And nobody needs these things

And nobody needs these things

19. You can't see the band when you go to a concert (but you can watch them on YouTube later)

You can't see the band when you go to a concert (but you can watch them on YouTube later)

20. The company that makes these came into existence AND got shut down

The company that makes these came into existence AND got shut down

21. Nobody likes Flash anymore (and it's dying)

Nobody likes Flash anymore (and it's dying)

22. We've seen a bunch of famous peoples' junk

We've seen a bunch of famous peoples' junk
Image by RAY STUBBLEBINE / Reuters

23. We don't look where we're walking

24. And text messages are organized like emails, instead of in one big list

And text messages are organized like emails, instead of in one big list

25. But we write them in inscrutable symbols, so it doesn't really matter

But we write them in inscrutable symbols, so it doesn't really matter

26. Oh god, A U T O C O R R E C T

Oh god, A U T O C O R R E C T

27. Which means these are the only humans that can still spell

Which means these are the only humans that can still spell
Image by Mark Wilson / Getty Images

28. We treat our phones like babies, because they're ridiculously delicate and require constant attention + feeding

We treat our phones like babies, because they're ridiculously delicate and require constant attention + feeding

29. And we even talk to them, like actual insane people

And we even talk to them, like actual insane people

30. But we never make phone calls, because why would we do that?

But we never make phone calls, because why would we do that?

31. We're starting to pay attention to where our gadgets come from

We're starting to pay attention to where our gadgets come from
Image by BOBBY YIP / Reuters

32. And even though we don't have one of these anymore...

And even though we don't have one of these anymore...

33. We never get lost

We never get lost

34. Waiting in line is much easier

Waiting in line is much easier

35. And we don't argue for hours about dumb trivia anymore

And we don't argue for hours about dumb trivia anymore

36. But we can never escape Twitter and Facebook and it's great but its also it's ruining all of our lives (HELP)

53 Things That've Changed Since The iPhone Came Out

37. Anyway, nobody does crosswords

Anyway, nobody does crosswords

38. Because we're too busy hooking up with anonymous strangers

Because we're too busy hooking up with anonymous strangers

39. Or because we're all playing this dumb game

Or because we're all playing this dumb game

40. But seriously, everyone is a gamer now, and simple casual games have gotten awesome

But seriously, everyone is a gamer now, and simple casual games have gotten awesome

41. And it's much easier to keep kids occupied (and all our kids' brains have been permanently rewired)

And it's much easier to keep kids occupied (and all our kids' brains have been permanently rewired)

42. People pay for software again (just, not very much)

People pay for software again (just, not very much)

43. But every big box store is basically just a showroom for Amazon

But every big box store is basically just a showroom for Amazon

44. Every fight gets posted on the internet

Every fight gets posted on the internet

45. All news is instant, no matter where we are

All news is instant, no matter where we are

46. And we always know what song is playing in the bar

And we always know what song is playing in the bar

47. Smartphones all look kind of the same

Smartphones all look kind of the same

48. We read the same way we watch TV: with a DVR

We read the same way we watch TV: with a DVR
Source: media  /  via: media

49. We do this a lot more

We do this a lot more

50. All our photos look old, and we instantly send them to EVERYBODY

All our photos look old, and we instantly send them to EVERYBODY

51. We use Spotify and Pandora instead of listening to the radio

We use Spotify and Pandora instead of listening to the radio

52. The pooping experience has been REVOLUTIONIZED

The pooping experience has been REVOLUTIONIZED

53. This infernal marimba sound is burned into our brains forever

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