Every year, technology plays a huge role in our lives, and new technology continues to arrive whether it’s for entertainment or to help make our lives easier. 2012 was a great year for new pieces of technology and new trends throughout the industry. From the iPhone 5 to 3D TVs, new technology for the New Year will be hard to beat. Below are the top five technology trends of 2012:
The iPhone 5 emerged in September and made a new name for smartphones abroad. Phone providers scrambled to fill orders from Apple lovers abroad. With a panoramic camera, an LTE network, a new and improved Siri, a “reject call” option with SMS, a larger and improved screen, a “do not disturb” feature, custom vibrations, and more. It’s no wonder it was the most popular phone in 2012.
Apple tweaked the iPad and created a new and improved (and much smaller) version of the iPad with a 9.4 display, call the iPad Mini. With a thin light and design, which is 23% thinner than the regular iPad, as well as 53% lighter, the iPad weighs only .68 of a pound. Commuters flocked to a variety of different tablets, ideal for a daily morning commute on a train or bus.
3. 3D TVs
After the huge popularity of 3D TVs in movie theatres, it’s no wonder 3DTVs have become so popular in the past year. With a pair of 3D glasses, 3D TVs boast better detail and sharpness and give viewers an experience unlike ever before. Movies can now be seen using our depth perception, providing us with a more realistic viewing experience.
4. Video Games
As with every year, there’s one new game system that catches the attention of the world and this year, it happened to be the Wii U. The Wii U has become popular in the recent months due to the fact it can switch from a hand-held game to a regular video game to be played on a television.
Also ideal for commuters, E-Readers have become a popular and convenient way to hold an entire library in your hand. With a backlit screen and easy-to-read font, E-Readers are ideal for any location. E-readers provide the ability to increase front size and even a realistic page-turning option.
From smartphones to 3D TVs, 2012 brought many new pieces of technology, which we can only expect to grow in 2013.