Happy birthday, iPhone. Though you turned only 5 years old this week, you've accomplished much in your short lifespan.
"Today Apple is reinventing the phone," late Apple CEO Steve Jobs said when he unveiled the first iPhone in 2007, per Engadget. "Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything," he continued as he stood on the Macworld stage delivering the keynote speech.
Since then, Strategy Analytics reports, Apple has sold 250 million of these devices within the last five years, meaning sales have generated some 150 billion for the company. The iPhone is the world's most popular smartphone, helping its users with everything from communicating with friends and consuming media to conducting bank transactions.
While we couldn't imagine life without our iPhones, we're also admittedly a little obsessed with them. In a recent study, it was found 58 percent of Americans feel the need to check their phone every hour of the day. And that's not even the worst of it.
We've compiled a list of the worst habits we've developed because of our iPhones. Have a look (and a laugh) at our expense, then tell us in the comments if your smartphone affects your behavior.
We Text On The Toilet
(Come on, you've done it, too.)
We Reach For The iPhone As Soon As We Wake Up...
...It's also the last thing we check before we go to sleep.
We Spend Way Too Much Money In The App Store
We Take Photos Of EVERYTHING
We Have An Unhealthy Addiction To Angry Birds
Any Outlet We See Has Us Quickly Reaching For Our iPhone Charger
We Never Take Off Our Headphones
We Send A Lot Of Typo-Laden Texts
This has resulted in a few misunderstandings...
We Obsessively Check Our Maps App...
...Even when there are visual landmarks or street signs in sight. And don't even <em>think</em> about asking another person for directions.
We Stare At Our Screens Too Often During Meals
We Aimlessly Scroll Through Apps While We're Waiting Around