Appocalypse Now

Remember life before apps? Sure, it was liveable. But it was also a time when we owned paper maps, knew phone numbers and recognized the dating potential of next-door neighbors.

What would happen if all the apps in our current app-run world suddenly just … blipped out?

That’s exactly what Apple imagines in “Appocalypse,” a video that kicked off Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this week.


Why It’s Hot

While the video made me laugh, it pointed out how utterly attached to my iPhone I am. These tools we have at our fingertips are time savers but what if they did go away? Could I even read a map at this point? Have we forgotten how to talk to people? In the end, it’s a good reminder not to forget about human connections. But I’ll still be clutching my iPhone closer today.