When millennials were kids, they couldn’t take any pictures unless they bought a disposable camera at their local drug store. Technology only caught up during their teenhood. For a while, in the early to mid-2000s, almost everyone had only a decent smartphone and a state-of-the-art digital camera. Well, like the disposable cameras, digital cameras are out too.
The smartphone has replaced so many items that were once considered essential: the alarm clock, the day planner, the notebook, those decorative calendars that were hanging up in your kitchen when you were growing up, and the camera. Companies like Apple promote phone upgrades by emphasizing the improvements made to the camera.