“U.K. carrier O2 decided to survey its users to determine which devices iPhones or other smartphones commonly replace in the lives of its customers,” Ryan Faas reports for Cult of Mac.
“The most commonly replaced device turned out to be one of the more low-tech devices in daily life – the alarm clock,” Faas reports. “54% of O2’s iPhone and smartphone customers have relegated their alarm clocks to the dustbin of history.”
Faas reports, “The second most commonly replaced device was also a time-keeping device: the watch. On the one hand, the results for the watch don’t seem too surprising. In fact, the most surprising thing to me is that only 46% of users said their phone had replaced their watch… [Another surprise:] O2 noted that 28% of its smartphone customers felt that their phone had done away with the need for a laptop.”
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MacDailyNews Take: iPhones can easily replace laptops – iPads even more easily – for a great many people (read some news, email, Facebook, shop online, check the weather, etcetera). For decades, Apple and all of the other PC companies had been selling people backhoes when all most of them really want to do is drive back and forth to work and run some errands. It’s at all not surprising to see many people are now abandoning backhoes, now that Apple has finally begun offering much more suitable cars.