In the short span of five years, Apple’s iPhone has fundamentally changed how people communicate with one another, organize their lives, and document the world around them. As a result, the iPhone has disrupted the cell-phone industry and the computer industry alike, as John Gruber wrote on Daring Fireball.
We found the disruption does not stop there! The iPhone is now also the primary device for listening to music as 85 percent claim and as for alarm clocks, 57 percent say they no longer use one, other than alarm clock apps on their iPhone.
Such consumer data brings to life questions about the future of our digital lives. More than 75 percent already trust their iPhone as a possible digital wallet, even though Apple has not been very aggressive in pursuing such functionality.
As the number of apps keeps increasing exponentially, what other areas will the iPhone disrupt, what other special-purpose devices will it make obsolete? Let us know your thoughts!