We're unapologetic about the fact that we love our high-powered smartphones and all the clever features and functions tucked away inside their slender frames.
But as our insatiable love for our wonder-phones gets stronger, it seems our levels of consideration for those around us are eroding, with most people surveyed in a new poll claiming mobile etiquette is getting worse all the time.
According to the Intel survey, around 91% of the 2,000 people interviewed in the US recently said they had witnessed people misusing technology, while three out of four said they believed mobile manners had deteriorated over the past year.
Tellingly, though, when asked whether they themselves were bad mannered with their blowers, just 20% fessed up – meaning most inconsiderate phone users aren't even aware that they're annoying those around them.
And annoying is the right word. Two out of three of those surveyed said they had become angry around someone misusing their mobile, with the worst culprits being talking on the phone while driving, talking loudly on the phone in a public place, and talking or texting while walking in the street.
Alarmingly, nearly one in four even claimed to have seen someone using a laptop while driving.