IPod, camcorder, camera … In ten years, the iPhone has done them very badly!
The iPhone has been the happiness of Apple for 10 years, but it also makes a lot of victims! Between the iPod, the camcorder and the digital camera, discovers those objects that have not survived the head-up revolution.
With more than 1.2 billion iPhone sold in 10 years, Apple has revolutionized the world of smartphones. Beyond its popularity and its commercial success, the iPhone also made a lot of victims. If the 10 digits selected by the editor to trace the 10 years of the Apple flagship did not help you to measure the power of the iPhone, the site of data Statista did not hesitate to compare the progression of sales Of several high-tech products in the United States since the release of the iPhone. And the result is pretty wacky! The camcorders, iPods and digital cameras have failed to stand up to the iPhone.
The camcorder is obviously the product that really bled in front of the iPhone. Who has a close or a friend who just bought a camcorder? Nobody, no doubt. In the United States, sales have collapsed, the market has become a niche. Why ? It’s simple. Filming with the iPhone is much more intuitive, more efficient. Today, we even make films with the Apple smartphone, such as Michel Gondry’s Détour. And then, what’s the use of cluttering up with several high-tech objects when you can do everything with a single iPhone?
After having made us dream in the early 2000s with digital, the camera broke its teeth in front of the iPhone. Certainly, smartphones could take pictures well before the release of the first iPhone in 2007 but thanks to its touch screen, the “toy” Apple has “destroyed” the business of cameras. A prediction? The AFN market has increased from US $ 6.5 billion in 2007 to US $ 2 billion in 2016, according to Statista.
The other victim of the iPhone is definitely part of his distant cousins. By launching his smartphone, Apple killed a product that brought him a lot: the iPod. In 10 years, the MP3 player market has collapsed. It dropped by 87% in the United States and saw the different streaming platforms currently available, this should not be arranged. So, whether you like it or hate it, Apple’s smartphone has changed your consumption habits!