Media convergence is known as the ‘coming together of media’, which according to Jenkins it is where old and new media collide. IPhone is an example of media convergence which was first launched in 2007. In the past phones have just been purely for text messages and phone calls, however from the development of the first mobile phone in 1973 to the smartphone now in 2016 has increased enormously. I couldn’t imagine life without my iPhone now, it is the first thing I check in the morning, as the features of the phone allow me to download all my favourite apps, search the web, record videos and take pictures.
This was a huge development of media convergence as technology has developed over the years. For instance in July 2007, barely 9 million American owned a smartphone – representing just 4 percent of the entire mobile market. Today over 100 million Americans own a smartphone. IPhone has been an huge development in todays society, which I personally think we take for granted. So would you be able to live without your iPhone?