Hot on the heels of the iPhone toppling all-but-one camera brand on Flickr comes this piece on The Verge by Vlad Savov:
The iPhone’s lead as the smartphone to beat has rarely been defined by just one thing. At one point, the biggest advantage was the simplicity and speed of its interface; at another, it was down to the diversity and quality of available apps; and most recently, the iPhone has distinguished itself with the quality of its 8-megapixel camera. Today, the combination of all these things — simple and fast operation, strong optics and image processing, and a wide app ecosystem — is helping people create the best possible images with the least possible hassle.
It's been a while now since the iPhone pretty much replaced all of the my other cameras—I haven't taken either my Canon DSLR or my Ricoh GR Digital 1 out of the house since I bought the iPhone 5s, and the iPhone 6 has made me miss them even less. (Hat-tip to MyAppleMenu for the link).