Undeniably smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, in fact recent figures show that 80% of U.K adults & 45.5% of the world, which is 3.4 Billion people, own one and this figure is still rising.

In addition to this, in recent times, where the world was faced with COVID-19 putting many countries into lockdown, millions of people were reliant on their smartphones to continue working & learning.

The reason for the smartphones dominance & why it has become so fundamental can be acquitted to its ability to replace the need for other devices. In the early 2000’s, people had a separate camera – for photos and videos, mobile phone for calling and texting & a diary/notepad for marking dates and taking notes.

The Smartphone revolutionised this by creating one device that harmonised all the prior mentioned into one well synchronised system; before mid-2007 phones in general had no consistent design.

Then on the 29th June 2007 Steve Jobs, co-founder/CEO of Apple-Inc, announced a revolutionary device; the iPhone. This was what ultimately paved the way for this new category of devices; smartphones. Though the devices specifications weren’t game changing, the ethos and philosophy undeniably was. This was: a device that had a large capacitive touch-screen display on the front, no physical keyboard, a camera on the back and a feature rich experience to replace other devices.

This phone undeniably paved the way for future devices still being produced today.