Source: Business Insider
After years of increasing costs and slowing sales, 2020 looks like the year that smartphone prices may finally come down. Advanced features, like edge-to-edge screens and facial recognition, are starting to become more widely available on smartphones that cost far less than $1,000. Apple and Google are also both expected to debut cheaper versions of their respective smartphones this year, in another sign that large tech firms are acknowledging that $1,000 upgrades can be hard for many customers to justify. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. It’s 2020, which means it’s been roughly 13 years since Apple laid the foundation for the modern smartphone with its original iPhone in 2007. To say that smartphones have made leaps and bounds since then would be an understatement. While the original iPhone was essentially an iPod touch with cellular connectivity, today’s mobile devices have evolved into superfast pocket-sized computers with professional-grade cameras. But the most exciting change in the smartphone industry to emerge over the next year may not have anything to do with boosting performance, creating new screens that bend and fold, or enhancing their cameras.