Everyone and their dog (a real-ish stat) has a mobile phone with 8-plus megapixels in their pocket right now, ready to shoot everything from the lunch on their plate to the election of a new Pope. And, this year, with smartphone sales expected to outnumber other cell phone sales for the first time ever (I know, we were shocked that this wasn't already the case, too), the best camera really will be the one you have with you — right in your pocket.
When you take high-quality camera phones, combine them with sophisticated social media apps and put them in the pockets of nearly every human on the planet, what you get is a whole new way of documenting history. And cats.
Shots of news, events and life — as it happens — from our growing mobilestock collection.
Some of our favorite creative photos from the mobilestock collection.
<a href="http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1501"> <img src="http://i.istockimg.com/generic_image_view/194542/194542" width="730" height="4450" alt="Pocketography: the democratization of photography, iStock visual trends, March 2013"> </a>