As America waits to see the round of new technology that will be released this week by one of the largest phone manufacturers in the world, it should come as no surprise that many will be reevaluating the types of cell phone plans that they have. In fact, anyone who wants a new smartphone or who are looking for a cheaper phone or those who are looking for an inexpensive plan pay attention any time a new line of products are announced. Few things represent the lives that we live more than the cell phone industry. In a time when we are connected nearly 24/7, young and old alike are always aware of hoe their current phone, as well as their pricing plan, stack up against the competitors.
When Apple releases its new product lines on Tuesday, you can be certain that not only consumers, but all cell phone providers will be paying attention. Even people who are at the slower end of technology pay attention to used cell phone options in their quest to stay connected in an increasingly technological society. From the smallest Cricket stores to the largest big box providers, consumers are looking for affordable ways to stay connected. How old is your current phone? Will you, or another member of your family, be looking at area Cricket stores for an upgrade? Or will you be looking online for the latest deals that you can find there.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the cell phone industry and how these purchases that consumers make effect the American economy:
- 50% of Americans of all ages sleep with their smartphones next to them. Not surprising, this number soars to 80% in the 18 to 24 year old group.
- 1.5 million Android devices are activated everyday.
- There were 107.7 million Android users in the U.S. by the year 2016.
- Apple has released nine generations of the iPhone since its 2007 inception.
- There were 94 million iPhones in use in the U.S. by the year 2015.
- 66% of Americans owned a smartphone in 2015.
The eyes of consumers around the world will be paying attention to Apple’s announcements on Tuesday, but these announcements will likely have a ripple effect on all providers and consumers. And as soon as Apple makes its announcement, you can be certain that Cricket stores and other providers will also be anxious to see what the newest products their favorite brand will offer.
You may not be one of the 50% to 80% of Americans who sleep with their cell phones at night, but you are still likely someone who has a cell phone. And the fact that you are relying on this technology means that you, too, will likely pay attention to Tuesday’s announcements, as well as any following product reveals that will occur in the near future. Everyone wants to make sure that they have the best technology for the budget they are allowed to spend.