I feel most of us right here at The Verge can agree that if we had been well-known celebrities who acted in a number of the highest-grossing movies of all time, we might at all times be rocking the newest and biggest tech. That’s apparently not how Chris Evans, star of Lightyear and The Avengers, rolls — on June twenty fifth, 2022, he posted a message on Twitter and Instagram that he’s lastly upgrading his telephone: “RIP iPhone 6S,” he mentioned. “We had a good run.”
In his posts, Evan says that he’ll miss the 2015 machine’s home button — a photograph he posted reveals that he’s upgrading what seems to be an iPhone 13 Pro — however not the truth that it was a “nightly battle” attempting to get the 6S to cost. (In the feedback of Evan’s Instagram publish, Hidden Figures and Onward actress Octavia Spencer says that she too simply switched to a telephone with no home button.) He additionally mentions that he gained’t miss the grainy photos from the 6S’s 12-megapixel digicam — you may see examples of these throughout his Instagram web page.
To be clear, this publish is completely not shaming Evans for having an old telephone — actually, I’d argue that the 6S is one of the best telephone that Apple ever made, with its good hold-ability, headphone jack, and second-gen Touch ID. I’ve bought nothing however respect for Evans for persevering with to use it. It was, nevertheless, in all probability time to improve; Apple just lately introduced that the following model of iOS gained’t assist the 6S, which has saved getting software program updates for seven years. Plus, the 6S didn’t have wi-fi charging, which implies that when the Lightning port begins to put on out, you’re straight out of luck.
Thankfully, Evans’ new telephone nearly definitely does assist wi-fi charging. Maybe he could make this one final even longer.
PS: I discover it very humorous Evans starred in an Apple TV present in 2020 but nonetheless continued to use the 6S afterward. Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis has mentioned that Apple gave him a pair of AirPods Max without cost; I’m nearly sure Evans might’ve finessed an iPhone XR or SE if he had actually needed to. Talk about loyalty.
PPS: Spoiler alert, however do not forget that time Chris Evans had to use an Android telephone in Knives Out as a result of Apple allegedly wouldn’t let the movie’s villain use an iPhone? Hilarious.