The iPhone has undoubtedly had a profound impact on the smartphone market since its release in 2007. The idea of a large, touchscreen-based phone wasn’t that popular before the original iPhone, and the general design of mobile handsets has drastically altered since Apple set the bar in the mobile space years ago.
Plenty of iPhone “killers” have come and gone. Devices with copied features and designs can never really hold weight next to the original.
This clever little cartoon/infographic depicts what happens when the iPhone killers meet…
While it may seem overly simplified, the gist of this cartoon is actually spot on. Other smartphone makers get so caught up in being the best competitor to the iPhone, that they lose sight of how to innovate and make an original device that’s all their own.
If you don’t believe that to be true, visit your local wireless carrier and take a look at 90% of the smartphones offered. Try to imagine what they would look like if the iPhone didn’t exist.
Apple will continue to innovate and be one step ahead with its products. We can’t wait to see what’s in store with the iPhone 5.
Can you think of any blatant iPhone “killers?” Do you agree that most devices have borrowed elements from the iPhone?