Steve Jobs was right when he said, “Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” Whether he knew how revolutionary the smartphone would be when he released the first iPhone (the most revolutionary smartphone of its time) isn’t entirely clear. But eight years later, it’s become the go-to device for almost every virtual application you can think of.
Recently the gap between laptops and smartphones shifted in the latter’s favour. According to Ofcom’s UK communication report for 2015, mobile phones are now the most important device to connect to the internet. They previously owned a measly 15% in 2013, compared to the 46% owned by laptops, but surged to dominate consumer interest this year by 33% while laptops occupied a 30% share.