Rugged Connectivity

Athletic mobile design diverges from minimalism

Implications - The prevalence of connectivity today opens the smartphone up to unexpected markets, such as the outdoorsy and seemingly "anti-tech" consumer. As a response, phones with a more rugged design are rising in popularity. Not only does this accommodate specific lifestyle choices within tech, but it signifies a divergence from the minimalism that reigned supreme in tech design.
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