The Apple Takeover

The Apple Takeover

Lauren Alsina

Mya Mandell, Staff Writer

No, not literally apples, apple products. IPhones, iPods ,iPads, iMacs seem to be making an apocalypse on the world. Kids, teens, adults, even grandparents are beginning to transfer over to the ‘dark side’ of smart phones.
It all started back on April 1st, 1976 when Steve Jobs first created the Apple Computer, he then continued to incorporate the company on January 3, 1977. The first major successful product was the iPod music player in 2001, and then the short release of ITunes in 2003.
Walking through the hallways or sitting in a classroom, a person can’t go a minute without spotting an iPhone in someone’s hands. People now a days are now addicted to there cell phones. From all the social media sites, to taking photos, or just listening to music; consumers are just inseparable from these little rectangles of joy.
“You can’t even go outside without seeing everyone staring down at a screen.” Kat Acaia, junior, said.
With the selling of products like computers to iPods Apple Products now gross over $156 billion a year. They have the power to forgo their stock buyer’s dividends though they are. Not to mention Apple is the wealthiest company in the world.
The company also seems to be making changes to their products frequently. From the many different versions of the iPhone to the iPad, and iPad mini, these changes keep buyers on the edge of their seat awaiting the new release of an updated product.
Another student, Nick Namacher, freshmen said, “That people feel like something is missing when they don’t have their phones in their hands.”
The generation today is so ‘in love’ with there phones that when the iPhone 5 was being made, over 2 million preorders appeared and last December 74 million phones were said to be sold in 2012.
From back in the day when phones didn’t even mean a thing and all of them flipped open, to now where you can basically live and work off your smart phone is sort of crazy. The world has changed so much from just a few years ago.