Last month, Chris Evans revealed on Twitter and Instagram that he’d finally said goodbye to his trusty iPhone 6S, which rightly surprised fans since that particular model of iPhone came out all the way back in 2014. Yes, Evans had been stuck with an outdated iPhone model for almost eight years! But who could blame him? The last six models of the iPhone were great and all, but the iPhone 6s was really the best model. Of course, if it’s Collider’s own Steve Weintraub caught up with Evans to talk about the gray manhis beloved deceased iPhone came up in the conversation.
Evans’ iPhone 6S has been there for him through thick and thin for the better part of a decade. It was an iconic part of sneaky set photos during his final appearances as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the tool through which he shared photos from the set of Blades off in Ransom’s cable knit sweater next to his beloved pup Dodger. While we’re going to miss the iPhone 6S for all these memorable moments, Evans is going to miss it for a much more important reason: the home button. In our interview with him, Evans shared, “I’m just saying, am I missing the home button? Yes, I do.”
There’s a lot of irony in the fact that cell phones used to be big and blocky before the iPhone streamlined them into the pocket-ready iPhone 6S, but now with the newer models, especially the iPhone 12, they’re heavy and rigid again. That was a feeling Evans echoed when he explained his issues with his upgrade. “I feel like my new phone is too heavy. I know it makes me the oldest dinosaur in the world, but the problem is… It’s here. It’s here. I’m going to talk some shit now. Because if I “hold it, you use the little finger to support it, and it feels too heavy. It’s too heavy.” Is the iPhone 12 the new Mjölnir?
And folks, if you were one of the people under Evans’ tweet telling him which model he should have gotten instead – he heard you and your suggestions won’t bring back the phone he really wants. “I had a thousand who said, ‘Get the SE!’ I’m like, no, I don’t want to, I want the iPhone 6. I want something from the past to work until it stops working.” Oh no, this means he probably read my tweet asking if he was secretly my mom, who also just made the unfortunate upgrade from an iPhone 6S to an iPhone 12.
the gray man is in theaters on July 15 and streaming on Netflix on July 22. Watch Chris Evans discuss his iPhone 6S above and below is the latest gray man trailer.