Originally Posted by lovemyphone
So do you think an infographic covering only the possible future technologies would be more appealing? So, the title would be "What Will be the Next Big Thing in Smartphones?" and it would present 10 possible technologies.
Yes, you could also have something like "Reinventing the iPhone: The Next Small Thing", alluding to the fact that technology shrinks and also the fact that Apple says thin instead of thick in their marketing. Apple's motivation is to get the hardware out of the way as much as possible which obviously leads to technology where you don't think about the hardware at all like the Kinect or augmented reality.
I'd say have drawings of the new technology as the focus showing clearly how it works. Like how we used to get pictures of the Minority Report interface and now we have Kinect, which is actually better than this because you don't need gloves. The companies working on each technology can be mentioned in the text to give a point of reference, with Google Glasses being one of the most interesting examples.
Another infographic that might be appealling is about how we got where we are now. I actually think people are quite misinformed about the current state of smartphones. For example, we get reports every quarter about sales shares that show Android at 75% marketshare but it just means 75% of all phones sold in the last quarter. The overall marketshare of iOS devices and Android devices are pretty close at the moment. There's also a lot of misinformation about Android. A lot of people refuse to acknowledge it was inspired by iOS but it didn't get a software keyboard until 2009 (2 years after the iPhone) - it wasn't originally designed for touch input.
Then you get to hardware manufacturers like Samsung. The Galaxy S was designed like the 3/3GS and the Galaxy S2 designed like the iPhone 4/4S and the Galaxy Tab like the iPad, they copied the boxes, the store layout, OS icons and the cables. Replicating Apple's design and marketing has resulted in Samsung taking a 50% share of all Android smartphones and also landed them a $1b fine (which might be changed at a later date).
You can chart the fall of giants like Nokia, RIM and Microsoft along with the profit share. Even though Apple don't sell as many phones as others, they make more profit than anyone:
Those kind of stats composed into a single chart make interesting reading. Combined with stats like "4 Android phones are being sold for every iPhone":
It would also be interesting to see what are the most popular smartphones and how much they cost. The Galaxy S isn't Samsung's best selling smartphone:
That phone is about 1/5th the price of the Galaxy S3 and also significantly cheaper than the iPhone 3GS. Android phone manufacturers are selling lots of phones but a big portion consists of the lower end models. This goes some way towards explaining why there are 50% more Android phones out there but Android is being used around 60% as much as iPhones to buy online.
The Android tablet market is almost non-existant. Again, we get reports like this:
That's not their marketshare, that's their sales share. Samsung has only sold 1.5 million tablets in 2 years:
It has probably crossed the 2 million mark by now but Apple has sold over 100 million iPads. I think they must be factoring in the Galaxy Note now too, which isn't really a tablet but has sold 5 million units.
The graphic should also have a nice layout and visual style like these:
Avoiding images that have been published online many times already.