In 2016, advances in technology devices have grown immensely. The more technology changes, products and features become obsolete. Do you know what gadgets vanished this year?
In September, Apple took away the headphone jack, in favor of wireless headphones. The change upset some of their top customers, and forced new iPhone 7 users to either use a bluetooth adaptor, or invest in wireless headsets.
And that’s not all. In October, Samsung stopped all production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, due to complaints that it burst into flames. Also, hoverboards were pulled from store shelves, due to the lithium-ion battery packs, which are the same batteries as the Note 7 phone. Transportation agencies banned them from trains and buses, and more than 500,000 hoverboards were recalled.
VCRs, phone apps, and other devices were taken off shelves or disappeared. Did you have a blackberry? Well, the cell phone company announced that they are no longer making their own devices.
We also had to say goodbye to the video app, Vine. In 2012, Vine was acquired by Twitter for $30 million dollars. Vine played an important role in capturing movements like Black Lives Matter, and gave aspiring artists, such as Shawn Mendes, the opportunity to promote their brand.
Due to the growth of live streaming apps and video sharing tools, Vine lost its popularity and ultimately shut down.
Which products do you think are next to get the boot?