Sunday, January 8, 2017

10 years of the iPhone : “The Smartphone is like a slot machine” – business week

Niklas Stupid

ten years Ago, presented Steve Jobs with the iPhone. Since then, the Smartphone has conquered the world. As the people has changed and why should we not to black paint, explains psychologist Sarah Diefenbach.

business week: Mrs. Diefenbach, today it was ten years ago that Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. Apple has invented the Smartphone, but the product on the market, this paved the way for the ubiquitous companion, the Smartphone is today. There is a technology, which is reached relatively quickly such a large part of humanity?
Sarah Diefenbach: can’t think of any. When the Radio or the television it took much longer to reach a comparable number of people and the everyday life have changed fundamentally. The Smartphone plays a special role

the Extent to which it has changed us?
By the constant presence in everyday life has become the Smartphone, a lens through which we view our environment. It defines what we perceive, how we perceive it and how we interact with our environment. There’s an App for everything: the way from A to B, doing sports, cooking, meditating. The Smartphone is always with you. And then, of course, numerous communication channels. We have to constantly and much more than it used to contact with people who are not directly present. This can lead to, that we neglect our immediate surroundings. Due to the ubiquitous access to social networks and the ability for Postings, one imagines much rather the question of whether the is just in the Moment experienced, to be on a photo recorded. The technical possibilities already existed before the Smartphone, but the constant presence of this technology, the Penetration in every corner of our everyday life came wi th him.

How does this affect the people?
We are experiencing a shift from private to Perceive in the Moment to a public documentation of our perception and orientation on the recognition of others, for example in the Form of Likes on Facebook or Instagram. The own perception and the conscious Experience of significant moments is often too short. It’s just the photo, a kind of tunnel vision. The better the event is, the more important it is to be noted. The task is fulfilled photo, is ticked off at the Moment.

The Evolution of the iPhone

  • iPhone – the first Generation

    With its easy-to-use touch-screen the iPhone revolutionized the cell phone industry. The technical data of the first Generation were still quite modest: The processor is provided only 667 Megahertz, the RAM was only 128 megabytes in size. The radio data transmission UMTS the first Generation is not supported. Nevertheless, the device was a huge success.

  • iPhone 3G

    The second device of the iPhone series, presented in June 2008, brought some significant Changes. For a revised Apple the Design thoroughly. On the other hand, the device supports the radio data transmission UMTS, as well as the data turbo HSDPA.

  • iPhone 3GS

    A year later, Apple introduced the iPhone 3GS. The Design was not changed, however, the manufacturer equipped the device with a better processor and a larger memory. That is also what the Name suggests: The S stands for “Speed”. In addition, a camera with 3 Megapixel resolution was on Board.

  • iPhone 4

    With the fourth Generation, presented in June 2010, daring Apple new Design: The body was more angular and made of stainless steel. In addition, the manufacturer installed a screen with higher resolution. Also, the processor was more powerful than the predecessor. The rush for the device was tremendous.

  • iPhone 4S

    Externally, the iPhone 4S differed little from its predecessor, the Design remained largely the same. Made headlines, especially the personal voice-controlled assistant Siri, the delivery initially, only on the 4S, but later on other iPhone models. Siri can answer questions, or execute commands. The camera of the iPhone 4S had a resolution of 8 megapixels.

  • iPhone 5

    The sixth and latest device in the series is called the iPhone 5. It is a little longer, but at the same time thinner than the previous model – thus, a new aspect ratio of 16:9. The 8-Megapixel camera can make recordings in HD. A new processor for more speed. In the criticism Apple got to see because, especially on the black variant of the fast wear and tear. With the iPhone 5, Apple also introduced iOS 6, the new Version of the operating system, which contains the much-criticized map service Maps.

  • iPhone 5C and 5S

    The iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S, the models seven and eight. The 5C is the cheaper variant: equipped in much like the iPhone 5, has a housing made of colorful plastic. The 5S has a twice as fast Chip, a better camera and a fingerprint sensor to unlock the device.

  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    The most visible new feature in the latest-Generation iPhone are the dimensions: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are 4.7 or 5.5 inches, significantly larger than the predecessor. In order for Apple to respond to the Boom of Phablets, the oversized Smartphones. The devices support the payment service Apple Pay, which transmits, via the short-range radio standard NFC data.

  • iPhone 6S

    With the iPhone 6S continued Apple’s Tick-Tock principle: In a year, the “big” Update with a new number comes, in the following year, especially Details such as the performance of the computer, Memory, or the camera is improved – the Design itself, little changes.

  • iPhone SE

    After the iPhone 5C with its cheap plastic Design as the entry-level variant with little success, has dared to Apple in the spring of 2016, a new approach for the Low-Budget Smartphone: The iPhone SE combines the look of the iPhone 5S (with the smaller Display) with the better technology of the iPhone 6S. As to the Details of an expensive Front-camera, the most advanced variant of the fingerprint sensor or the Force-Touch Display has been omitted, it could be at a Budget price.

The American sociologist Sherry Turkle said in an Interview that the custom unpack constantly in the company of the Smartphone, the most severe consequences: “In the past 20 years, the empathy ability of the students has dropped by 40 percent. I am convinced that we will observe in five to seven years, an incredible increase in autism." You think that is realistic?
I don’t know how you come to this conclusion. Also with the mentioned causality I have a hard time. In the light of all the factors that impact on humanity, it is questionable to consider the Smartphone as a isolated cause for change of humanity. There are several studies, which analyze on a correlative level, such as the Smartphone-user conduct with the stress of life in adolescents. But with such global statements to follow the technology, we should be careful.


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