Are you a smartphone addict?
Chances are, you would have a very large support group in your community if you had to go to meetings.
Imagine how it would be swapping your stories of regret.
Like the time you almost got run over by a bus while on your cell phone.
It was then that you realized that you had a problem.
According to Wikipedia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lighting Research Center (LRC) reported that a smartphone can affect sleep cycles.
And there is such a thing as a smobie, which is a play on smartphone using zombie like walkers who don’t pay attention to where they’re going.
So unfortunately, this phenomena of being a smartphone addict is kind of a thing.
Thankfully though, no one needs to go to rehab quite yet.
And smartphones continue, with a few hiccups of usage, to make our modern lives easier.
On Wikipedia, there is a list of the best selling cell phones for each year.
This data might help consumers make better purchasing decisions, since we seem to upgrade our smartphones every two years.
The jury is still out regarding whether they’re designed to break down bi-annually.
According to Statistica, the Statistics Portal, the number of smartphone users is expected to increase in the United States annually until 2022.
For this current year, the number of smartphone users in the United States is projected to be 224.3 million.
Considering that this data is based on numbers from 2010, the likelihood that the upward purchasing trend will continue on, barring any extreme variables, is likely.
And, CNBC has some interesting data regarding smartphone popularity.
They share that Samsung has now reclaimed its spot above Apple in terms of popularity in the U.S., according to Kantar Worldwide.
The fact that Samsung has come out with its S8 has been one of the selling points in this wave of loyality the company says.
According to the article though, ComScore said that Apple is still more popular according to these numbers, followed by Samsung.
Clearly though, these two companies have emerged as leaders in smartphone technology.
Apple has the iphone 7, and Samsung is one step ahead with the S8.
With the insurgence of smartphones into the market, trends towards updating phones show no sign of slowing.
The fact is S5 really started to connect people in a major way, but requires more cell towers to retain this quality of service.
But with this level of connection comes all the apps and gimmicks that smartphone consumers have become accustomed to.
Smartphones have become more like computers than just a handheld phone.
So if you’re a smartphone addict, you are not alone in America.
And although you will not be forced into therapy, consider for a moment the staggering influence of these companies as well as their devices.