Okay so we’re nearing 2020 and it’s been almost 15 years since the first touch-screen phone came out. If I’m wrong, don’t sue me. I think it was 12-15 years ago. Keyword, “I think.” I was in middle school actually when I seen the first ever touch screen phone. I want to say it was called the voyager. I was so fascinated by this newly-found touch screen device, that I actually stole it out of this girls’ locker that I went to school with (I eventually returned it). At the time, these touch screen phones weren’t IOS or Android, it was just plain and generic. Who would have known how much power would be behind these smartphones in today’s age.
So you’re in the car with your middle-schooler and you pick up your phone to respond to a text (while you’re parked in your driveway of course, because texting while driving isn’t cool), and that snotty-nosed little brat says to you, ” Why don’t you get an iPhone”? You sit there and wonder how could he or she have said such a thing after you just spent over $600 on that new Samsung Note or Galaxy. The answer is simple. Trends. Trends, and the people that follow them.
Android smartphones are extremely powerful and it has its pros and cons when in comparison to Apple devices, however, it just seems that iPhone’s take the cake when it comes to the social aspect. Fortunately, I am at a perfect age of 24 where I was able to watch everything evolve. I remember when once upon a time emojis and apps like Instagram we’re only accessible using the iPhone.
Also, there are applications that are exclusive to only iPhone users. The iMessage and Facetime features that are built into all Apple products remain one of the main differences between iPhones and androids. The fact that we can call and text other people securely over iPhone to iPhone encryption with or without cellular data will always win over many purchasers. Androids have other options for video chat such as Facebook messenger and Skype but these are 3rd party applications and are not built into the operating system.
I don’t know if you’ve been watching music videos lately and commercials. I don’t know if it’s just me, or does everyone have an iPhone in these movies? Sometimes they may put a different logo or call it something else, but you in your head know that they are trying to make it look like an iPhone. Even in the game GTA5, the iFruit. Yea, nice try Rockstar but we know what you were trying to do there lol. But yea, you get the point. It’s like everywhere you turn, you see someone with an iPhone. You could be watching your favorite movie and one of the characters’ phone rings, and it’s the signature ring tone for the iPhone.
Let’s be honest, the price point shouldn’t be a good thing, but we live in an era where we have to fake it till we make it. The most expensive iPhone out is over $1,200 and guess what, there are millions who will buy them every year. Why? Because you look rich if you have an iPhone. We’re all guilty of it. Most would turn down a brand new LG phone, and instead opt for a cracked iPhone 5s.
For some reason, people just go crazy for iPhone’s. I don’t know what it is, people just go crazy for them. As long as Apple continues to release them, people will continue to buy them.