Ever since the iPhone was announced in 2007, its performance has improved every year with each new version. Looking at the chart above, both geekbench and browsermark tests have seen an almost exponential growth rate in terms of performance. The iPhone 5′s A6 boasts twice the performance of the iPhone 4S, which itself was almost twice as powerful as the iPhone 4. Improvement is simply stunning. It’s seen by many as why the computer industry is now struggling.
Go back just 5 years, and most would be using the desktop computer or laptop as their main device for connecting to the internet, working, gaming etc. It was the center of our electronic lives. Now, the story has changed. We have smartphones and tablets with incredible power. Most consumers can achieve on an iPad what most would have used their computer for only a couple of years back, and with much more ease and comfort. It’s no secret, the public’s dependance on PCs is evaporating.
It’s odd to think that without the iPhone, we probably wouldn’t have the iPad. (Although the latter was in development first, perhaps that should be the other way around.) The number of tablets and smartphones in people’s lives is growing, and will continue to do so, purely because of the experience of using one. Your lap doesn’t get hot, or you don’t have to go sit behind a desk to use a tablet or phone.
Have you noticed a change in the way you access internet, email etc since going with a smartphone/tablet? Do you even use a PC/Mac anymore?