The upcoming release of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max has gotten the tech world into a tizzy. Many Apple fanatics can’t wait to get their hands on the brand new phones, and many others are no doubt excited to try one of these products for the first time. But beyond the obvious basics (including taking phenomenal photos on the revamped camera), what will people actually be using their iPhone 11s for? That is to say, what will the popular mobile activities and apps be but the time the iPhone 11 has reached a significant portion of the consumer market?
We can never say for sure, but looking at five up-and-ccoming apps and app concepts may give you some idea of what you’ll be spending most of your screentime on once you have your new iPhone.
1. Niche Dating Apps
In the modern world, dating apps seem to be the best way to meet new people. Within the past few years though, these apps have become more and more niche as the category grows more competitive. This means you can find someone who has the same exact interests as you by dating within a given category or set of preferences. There are currently popular dating apps for dog lovers, beard enthusiasts, and gamers, just to name a few. And even though there are still bigger dating programs emerging as well (notably, Facebook just launched its own service), we’re betting niche services like these will continue to roll out – hopefully allowing you to find people who interests you with just a few taps on your screen!
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3. Gambling Apps
Online gambling has become easier than ever before thanks to mobile devices. And particularly with established digital bookies now making their presence felt in the U.S. market, there are only going to be more apps and more users to drive this category forward. With the best apps of this kind, you can have just as much fun as you would at a Las Vegas sportsbook without having to look up from your phone. And with digital bookies continuing to offer more and more ways of wagering on sports and events, some of these apps are broadening their appeal by becoming almost game-like. It’s clearly a category on the rise.
4. Improved AR Games
Augmented reality is truly the future of the gaming industry. With the technology constantly improving, AR games are going to become extremely realistic. Popular AR games are already available on the app store, including Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. But with their imperfect graphics and the clunky nature of playing these games through one’s phone screen, we’ll likely look back on them as only the beginning. The new iPhones, for instance, could become some of the first phones to pair with new, advanced AR glasses, which would help to bring this whole gaming genre to the next level.
5. Clothes Swapping Apps
Many consumers are seeking sustainability more than ever before. And sometimes this means instead of buying something brand new, people are flocking to thrift stores to purchase used items. Environmentally conscious (and frugal) fashionistas also tend to stop by consignment stores, such as Buffalo Exchange or Crossroads, to sell their clothing items for the same general cause. However, long lines and inconvenient store locations can make all of this a hassle, which is where clothing swapping apps, including Poshmark and Tradsey, come in. While these apps have been around for a while now, they are sure to increase in popularity as more and more people decide to make eco-friendly efforts.