Smartwatches, cell phones, smart home devices, and other electronics have been around for a long time. Although there have been recent new features in the technology industry, people have used smart devices since the 1970s. The first invention of the mobile phone can be traced back to 1973.
Since then, technology has created new accessories and other devices to integrate with consumers' smartphones. Today consumers can use their smartphones for downloading apps, integrating with other smart devices, and more.
There have been great moments in the technology industry. Some of these earlier innovations have set a precedent for today’s revolutions. See what early technology has made an impact on the technology that we use today.
The Rise of Digital Music
Before the rise of the digital era, most people used to listen to music from a CD player or a tape. Then they transitioned to MP3 players and iPods. With an MP3 Player or iPod, consumers only had to carry one device to listen to their favorite music. Different generations of iPods have 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB. The more gigabytes a portable digital music player has, the more music can be added to it.
Decades later, smartphones were consumers' primary devices for listening to music. Different apps allow consumers to listen to their favorite playlists. The digital apps on consumers' phones enable consumers to stream any digital album at their fingertips.
Meshing Digital Camera with Cell Phones
Before the digital camera, most people used to take pictures with a disposable camera or a digital camera. With the consistent upgrade to the smartphone, the digital camera is now stable in most smart devices. The term selfie would not have been possible without the smartphone camera.
Smartphone cameras have changed the entire media industry. More apps are developed to edit pictures taken on a smartphone camera. And social media has allowed individuals the opportunity for anyone to upload photos and videos that they have on their phones.
Facebook Adds the News Feed
The Facebook News Feed has been a game changer. It provided a social way for everyone to stay connected. Users can update their status to share what they are up to with friends or the public. Before the newsfeed, Facebook was a place that had disconnected profiles. The introduction of the news feed allowed everyone to communicate with each other.
The Launch of the App Store
The advancement of technology has made the smartphone more than just a device for texting and calling. Users can download games, stream shows, and more on a smartphone. The launch of the app store has increased all the possibilities when it comes to what people can do on their smartphones.
Video Chatting Becomes Normal
Since 2020, video chatting has become standard in many aspects of life. Live video chats are for school, work, and events that allow people to connect. Because of the pandemic, individuals have had to find alternative communication methods. Video chat platforms made it convenient for everyone to conduct what they usually would before the world shut down.
We have seen how technology has disrupted other industries, including home remodeling and music industries. Technology can change people's habits in how they work, communicate, and get entertainment.