21 Smartphone Fun Facts

21 Smartphone Fun Facts
  1. In Britain, approximately 100,000 smartphones are dropped in the toilet each year.
  2. The first cellphone with a camera was released in Japan in the year 2000.
  3. Over 90% of smartphone apps that are downloaded, are not used more than 10 times after installation.
  4. 35% of smartphone users use social media apps like Facebook and Twitter before getting out of bed.
  5. In 2012, Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day.
  6. There is a scientific name for the fear of being without your smartphone. This name is Nomophobia.
  7. Nearly all of malware is targeted to Android users.
  8. iPhones are some of the most expensive smartphones on the market- but it only costs $187 to make one iPhone.
  9. Stuart Hughes, a British jeweler, has created the most expensive smartphone in the world. It is called the iPhone 4 “Diamond Rose”, and costs $8,184,968.42.
  10. The iPhone 4 “Diamond Rose” smartphone has 500 hand placed diamonds, a rose gold Apple logo that has 53 diamonds, and a 7.4 carat pink diamond on the home button.
  11. Despite Apple’s iPhones receiving so much hype and publicity, 88.3% of all smartphones that are in use today are not iPhones.
  12. Currently, China has the most cellphones tallying in at a whopping 1.2 billion phones.
  13. The company Nokia is developing a method of using radio waves to charge phones while they are on standby.
  14. One ton of smartphone waste contains more gold than one ton of gold ore.
  15. Contrary to popular belief, cell phones don’t interfere with airplane equipment. The FCC doesn’t want them to be used on planes because the signal bounces off multiple towers, so too many people sending text messages from the plane could clog up networks on the ground.
  16. There are nearly 430,000 apps available for Android devices.
  17. 1 in 2 people, if woken in the middle of the night without cause, will check their smartphones out of habit.
  18. For every 100 hours spent talking on your smartphone, you increase your chance of brain cancer by as much as 5%.
  19. South Africa has a population of 51.8 million but 80 million smartphone connections.
  20. 2% of smartphone users had their phone stolen last year- that’s one theft every three minutes.
  21. Google is famous for naming its Android updates after sweet treats such as cupcakes.
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