What is the American dream? Is it owning a home? Is it starting your own business? Is it having the freedom to innovate and pursue your life as you see fit? The American dream is a flexible concept that holds different meaning to everyone. However, few would argue against the concept that technological innovation has long been a primary facilitator of the elevated quality of life most associate with the phrase.
The iPhone is more than just a new, slick mobile phone. It is a device that started a trend which changed the world. The first iPhone came preloaded with an operating system that could use programs created by third parties called apps. Developers began to create various iPhone apps with a wide range of uses. Now, there are literally thousands of mobile apps in the App Store.
New Functionality for a New Era
Just a few short years ago, you would have had to spend significant cash to get a GPS unit for your car. Thanks to the iPhone, smartphone users can simply download a mobile app that takes advantage of the native GPS functionality on the device.
Similarly, you no longer have to wait until you get to the computer to shop online. The iPhone's application platform revolutionized online shopping by enabling users to engage in banking and shop via e-commerce web stores.
The American Dream Is to Innovate
As a philosophical concept, the American dream to many represents the spirit to innovate and create new things to improve the quality of life of humanity at large. The automobile was an invention that advanced mankind, for example. There is an argument in favor of extending the same recognition to the iPhone. Without this amazing mobile device, modern society would never have had the ability to do many things that people take for granted today.
The iPhone represents the moment where wireless technology hit a tipping point; smartphones are fast becoming a person's remote control to everything in life. A new lifestyle has emerged for those who own them, and this has truly revolutionized society in a dramatic enough fashion to demonstrate that smartphones inspired by the iPhone truly represent the American dream in action. For those who have yet to join this Information Age revolution, it is only a matter of time. Cell carriers are charging less and less for smartphones. The competitive marketplace is driving prices down for the consumer. Tech fans have a lot to look forward to as more people join this exciting mobile lifestyle.