Phones have become more than just devices that people play with, but innovation in the smartphone industry seems to have stalled. So, what does the future hold for these computers in our pockets?
Over the years, cell phones have come in many shapes and sizes. From bulky phones with antennas and handsets that open, to modern devices connected to the Internet, the mobile phone market has evolved dramatically since its creation in 1973.
Since then, phones have become more than just devices that people can play with. They are our calendar, our camera. In many ways, they are central to how we live our lives, and we have developed a dependency on them.
But innovation in the smartphone industry seems to have reached its peak. Beyond flashy cameras and more efficient chips, phone makers are struggling to find ways to appeal to consumers in the same way they did years ago.
“We now live in such a sea of smartphone fraternity,” said Ben Wood, principal analyst at technology research firm CCS Insight.
“I think we’ve moved to a point now with cell phones where people aren’t in a rush saying, ‘I really want to get that new phone,'” Wood said. “In many cases, it’s almost a bargain purchase.”
So what does the future hold for these computers in our pockets? Watch the video to learn more.