7 Ways the iPhone Has Changed the News Industry
Since the creation of the iPhone, there has been a change in the ways we stay current. Here are seven ways the iPhone has revolutionized the News Industry.
- News is in your palm, literally: News updates via SMS text have been replaced by real-time app alerts and notification. A survey in 2016 says that two-thirds of the respondents expect an app to load within two to three seconds.
- News is more accessible: Perpetual Access to up-the-minute news has become a reality with the Introduction of the iPhone. As per the Pew research center, 94% of Americans ages 18 to 49 read the news on mobile devices.
- Apple news is helping to curb fake news: Since its launch in 2015, Apple news has used humans to “hand pick” its “Top News” and other sections. In July Apple initiated a human-curated political news section in order to help readers avoid misinformation before Election Day.
- You can choose the speed of your consumption: Digital media has made it simpler for us to keep up with news as it happens or save it for later. Articles can be downloaded and read offline later.
- Streamlined sourcing: Instead of different news websites, Apple news collates them into a single news feed.
- It has boosted citizen journalism: Smartphones have made it easier to capture events in real time through self-shot photos and video clips. Social media gives citizens the power to hold public figures accountable.
- Storytelling is more varied: The same story can be told in a variety of ways through a multitude of new platforms and styles.