10 years of iPhone marks a new era of tech storytelling

The Apple iPhone7 and AirPods are displayed during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California

The digital traces we leave behind create a wealth of data about our lives

 

 

Latest news : There are now more mobile devices than people on the planet. You only have to glance around on trains, in the street, or in cafes to see how increasingly lost we are in screen time. We don’t just hold our phones, we cradle them.

 

IPHONES  : It is ten years since the iPhone’s release to the general public. And so now seems a perfect time to reconsider our love of technology.

 

I’m fascinated by our relationship with mobile phones, both past and present. Nokia has recently released a new version of the classic Nokia 3310. Originally launched in 2000, it was the company’s most successful phone, selling over 126 million units. This technology nostalgia speaks of simpler times when a phone was a phone, not a computer; when we weren’t tethered to our workplace. A time when we met the gaze of others rather than the ever constant glow of our interactive screens.

 

Our phones track, trace and archive our lives almost seamlessly. We’re leaving increasingly complex trails of messages, updates and other bits of our life stories online. We have access to a seemingly infinite archive of our emotional pasts.

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