The iPhone is a destroyer of worlds. Over the years, it's been speculated Apple's smartphone has "killed" numerous industries (while simultaneously being hunted). This year, the iPhone 6 will reportedly topple financial institutions as we know it. A few years before that? Compact cameras and standalone GPS navigators. Before that? Love.
That's all according to the headlines we found, at least. As you get ready for today's major event, here's a look back at what the iPhone has reportedly tried to "kill" over the years.
What the iPhone 6 might "kill"
- The credit card
- The iPad / iPad mini (cannibalism!)
Checklist: what has the iPhone "killed" in the past?
- Passwords (iPhone 5S / Touch ID)
- Nintendo 3DS (iPhone 5)
- Flip video cameras (iPhone 4)
- Compact cameras (iPhone 4)
- Love (iPhone 3GS)
- GPS manufacturers (iPhone 3G)