It will never again be even close to something like the iPhone
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More than ten years ago, Apple released the iPhone and the world was never the same again.
The Tech world is getting restless and is expected to be the next big change.
Smartphones have all revolutionized, from retail, through Banking, to education. Is it not time for a new, large world-changing device?
Depending on whom you ask, will be the next big thing, robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, health-tracking devices or self-driving cars.
Well, there’s good news and bad news.
The bad news is that we are probably not very soon a new, great, earth-shattering product introduction, such as the iPhone are experiencing.
The good news is that everyone is right! The next big thing is already here and you haven’t noticed it, probably, once again.
The last of the Old
People hold the iPhone and the Smartphones that it has inspired, revolutionary device small enough to anywhere can be worn strong enough to take on an increased number of our daily tasks, and fully enough loaded with cameras and GPS Sensors, the Apps like Snapchat and Uber unique way possible.
But think about the Smartphone from a different perspective. Desktop PC and Laptop consist of a combination of mouse, keyboard and Monitor. The Smartphone just took this model, shrank it and made the Input, virtual and touch-based.
Not that we would now play the monumental impact of the smartphone down. But you have just one thing that we already had. And there is a reason that devices such as the iPad Pro and the Surface Book, Laptops, phones and Tablets closer together, since they share a similar philosophical core.
To “return of The Jedi-knights” free to play in some of the most important aspects was the iPhone not the first of a new kind of computers — it is the last of the Old.
The First of the New
Meanwhile, we have seen in the past few years, many “Computer”, which have ignored the form factor completely: thermostats, self-driving cars, Headsets, and glasses, Air Hockey tables, meat Thermometer, tiny, voice-controlled devices in the living room. The list does not stop.
All these devices are computers, there’s a lot of processor work is behind it. But nobody looks at them really as a Computer.
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And while we wonder all about whether the next iPhone will have a headphone socket or not, to penetrate these devices are quite slow in every aspect of our lives. Fitness Tracker for athletes, robot-controlled castle stores for the Hungry, thermostats, and cameras for both home and virtual Headsets for gamers.
You will, in the future, more of this Trend see: Literally everywhere and in all Parts of your life you have a processor and are, therefore, very much more intelligent.
It is not so much the robots or virtual reality — It robots and virtual reality, and wearable devices and artificial intelligence and all sorts of other things all at once.
In a galaxy far, far away
Not all devices will be really good, especially at the beginning. Existing Smart-Home devices, for example, are a security nightmare, and to be honest no one really wants to have an Internet-connected fridge. This Twitter Account keeps a list of the bad ideas of the “Internet of things” movement.
But it is only a the beginning is really difficulties of a trend is virtually unstoppable, things that are intelligent and with an Internet connection, which leads back to the Cloud of Amazon, Google or Microsoft, in order to make the device even smarter.
Smartphones will still be with us for a while — until new interaction methods such as voice interfaces, virtual reality and holograms are better, they are still the best and most portable way to interact with all the smart devices inter.
Just remember that the arrow of history points in the direction of an entire galaxy of intelligent things and constant communication. While a iPhone is very good in a wide variety of things, you will see a lot of dedicated tools for specific tasks arise, all of which are controlled by intelligence, and connectivity.
You need to work on a project from far away? Virtual Reality. You need to make a simple task often? Robot. You must order Tickets with your voice? Chat bots. Different tools for different needs, instead of hunting all through the Filter of the iPhone.
There will be a breakthrough for the intelligent washing machine, a breakthrough for smart cups, a breakthrough for all Smart… but in a time in which everything is smart, will not have a single product with the same wave effect, which is what the iPhone had in 2007.