iPhone to Change the World

ABI Research
ABI Research recenlty asked: “Will the iPhone change the smartphone market?”

According to Stuart Carlaw, wireless research director at ABI Research, the answer is “yes.” Even though the iPhone isn’t exactly cutting-edge telecommunications, its user-interface and functionality will change the way handset manufacturers think about their design philosophies. Certain technologies critical to the interface are likely to receive greater attention as a result of the iPhone, particularly touch-screens, which will become more sensitive, and accelerometers, which the iPhone uses to orient its displays and active/deactivate controls depending on how the handset is held.

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