Chris Evans' iPhone 6S heartbreak is so relatable because he's right

Chris Evans’ iPhone 6S heartbreak is so relatable because he’s right

Captain America really misses that home button Celebrities really are just like us, especially when it comes to technology and their frustrations.

Captain America star Chris Evans said the quiet parts out loud this week as he lamented why his seven-year-old iPhone 6S didn’t just keep working.

Evans, who is starring in the newest Netflix film The Gray Man, told Collider that his new phone is too hefty and that he missed the home button rather than extolling the virtues of its potent, new iPhone 13 Pro.

A movie star has never been more relatable. He is stating everything that my wife and friends have said to me when I’ve been telling them that they should definitely update their existing smartphone. Evans does bring up some intriguing and sobering realities about contemporary smartphone habits, despite the fact that no one would consider him a tech expert.

Is the iPhone 13 Pro heavier than the iPhone 6S? At 7.19 ounces, the former is 2.15 ounces heavier than the latter. Considering that the iPhone 13 Pro looks nothing like the 6S – it has a bigger screen, battery, more and larger cameras – this is all understandable. 

Evans’ depiction of the stress his new iPhone puts on his pinky—his superhero pinky—made me chuckle a little. I know. Evans is not the Avenger. He may only be an actor, but if you’ve watched the making-of video for the famous one-armed helicopter grab sequence from Captain America: Civil War, you know he’s no pushover either. His Gray Man co-star Ana de Armas bemoans a mark her iPhone left on her smartphone-supporting finger during the interview.

Why did Evans give up his beloved iPhone 6S if he didn’t want the added weight, didn’t appear to care about the innovative features of an iPhone 13 Pro (those cameras! ), and is still grieving the loss of the home button? Perhaps it was because the device seldom maintained a charge…

Despite being months away from its final release, Apple’s next mobile operating system is currently in public beta, and there is some crucial Chris Evans-related information to be aware of: The iPhone 6S will not be supported by iOS 16. In actuality, any iPhone older than an iPhone 8 will not be supported by the fairly nifty upgrade.

This means that, aside from the iPhone 8, 8Plus, and the now classic style iPhone SE, Apple will cease supporting most iPhones in the iPhone 6s design. This is Apple taking its first really big step away from the home button Evans loved. Even though we have a new iPhone SE (2022 edition), the writing is on the wall. There probably won’t be another one in this design or with a physical home button.

Despite being months away from its final release, Apple’s next mobile operating system is currently in public beta, and there is some crucial Chris Evans-related information to be aware of: The iPhone 6S will not be supported by iOS 16. In actuality, any iPhone older than an iPhone 8 will not be supported by the fairly nifty upgrade.

Can super-serum your way out of change

But technology is different. Its terrible history of phasing out dated items and even whole categories is extensive. There is never a guarantee that the third-party software, adapters, or even the business who manufactured the device will continue to support it the next year. Time and technology are moving forward, and they anticipate that you will follow suit.

However, despite having a plainly capable means of doing so, he continued to use his outdated iPhone 6S for more than half a decade. He found it effective. He was obviously in love with it and is now grieving its death.

Chris Evans isn’t wrong. Maybe it’s time technology is supported for as long as it could reasonably work. So what if the iPhone 6s can’t support the latest OS. If it’s still functioning-ish, then that should be enough.

To be fair, Apple doesn’t remotely shut down old iPhones when they no longer support the current OS, but over time, they increasingly feel like an ostracized relative, finding themselves shut out of more and more activities, until, as with the classic iPhone 3GS, they can’t even access the Internet.

Evans may have kept his iPhone 6s for another year or two, but I’m sure he needed a new battery, assuming he could still find one. However, the resolution of his gadget hero movie was always predetermined: Eventually, someone would snap their fingers, erasing the iPhone 6S and his cherished home button.

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