Little more than a month after arriving on the market, Apple’s latest handset has already become the second-most popular camera phone on photo sharing website Flickr, behind only its predecessor, the iPhone 4.
It only took just over a month for the iPhone 4S to go that far, so we can imagine it will be overtaking the iPhone 4 in no time. The iPhone 4S, which we found to be the most capable 8MP smartphone currently around, already has almost half the user base of the iPhone 4, so it’s probably just a Christmas shopping spree away from overtaking it.
As photography on Apple’s iPhone has grown ever more popular, even prompting the creation of a new word — “iPhoneography,” some analysts have begun to speculate that the device could heavily disrupt the digital camera market in addition to the mobile phone industry. Market research firm IHS iSuppli suggested last summer that shipments of digital cameras will fall as consumers turn to smartphones and tablets such as the iPhone and iPa