It all started to go viral when Nokia released their phones and everybody wanted one. You could drop this device from a 10 story building and it would still work. Then Apple came into the market and destroyed Nokia’s durable phone. Everybody wanted an Apple. Apple went viral and then launched other devices such as iPod, appleTV, iwatch and many more products. Before we had all the latest and greatest devices what was life?
When you think of life before mobiles phone you get a sense the unknown. To think of what life was like without one is almost disturbing even horrifying for some people. Think about it. No Facebook, no Instagram, no online banking, no Uber, no Ubereats, no iMessage. None of your favourite phones or apps existed.
Before time of the mobile phones people used email, landline phones, or sent hand written letters (I know how horrifying)! If you wanted to FaceTime a friend or family member you had to visit those people in person.
Over the years Mobile phones have really taken over. People now shop with their mobile phones, you can now even pay with your phone. Mobile phones has change the way people live. you walk around the city and everybody is looking down at their phones. Our lives revolve around this device that we take literally everywhere with us.
It has affect the retail industry. Due to everybody online shopping with their Mobile phones retailers have been suffering. Staff have lost jobs, stores have closed down due to huge online competitors such as Amazon. But it has also grown businesses. A lot of brands nowadays have their entire company available to Mobile phone users. Its has easy as a click on the screen to make a purchase. There are now links on Instagram you can literally just click and it takes you straight to your store to the product you were looking at. Its crazy how the power of these devices has changed the way we live and has either destroyed or grown businesses.
Are Mobile phones slowly taking over the world? Do they run our lives? Is social media everything? it knows your entire calendar, your mothers birthday, what time you wake up, it also has apps that count your calories. Don’t get me wrong I love my phone I’m on it all the time but life before phones is always good to remember.