Chris Evans says goodbye to his old iPhone 6S and its home button
I think most of us on here The edge can agree that if we were famous celebrities who traded in some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, we would always rock the latest and greatest technology. Apparently that’s not how Chris Evans, star of light year and The Avengersrolls — on June 23, 2022, he posted on Twitter and Instagram that he’s finally upgrading his phone: “RIP iPhone 6S,” he said. “We drove well.”
In his posts, Evan says he’ll miss the 2015 device’s home button — a photo he posted shows him upgrading from what appears to be an iPhone 13 Pro — but not the fact that it was a “night battle.” to charge the 6S. (In the comments of Evan’s Instagram post, Hidden Figures and Forward actress Octavia Spencer says she too has just switched to a phone that doesn’t have a home button.) He also mentions that he won’t miss the grainy photos from the 6S’s 12-megapixel camera – you can see examples of that all about to be Instagram page†
To be clear, this post certainly doesn’t shame Evans for having an old phone — in fact, I’d argue that the 6S is the best phone Apple has ever made, with its perfect shelf life, headphone jack, and second-generation Tap ID. I have nothing but respect for Evans for continuing to use it. However, it was probably time to upgrade; Apple recently announced that the next version of iOS will not support the 6S, which has been getting software updates for seven years. Plus, the 6S didn’t have wireless charging, meaning if the Lightning port starts to wear out, you’re out of luck right away.
Fortunately, Evans’ new phone almost certainly supports wireless charging. Maybe he can make this one last longer.
PS: I think it’s very funny Evans starred in an Apple TV show in 2020 but continued to use the 6S after that. Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis has said that Apple gave him a pair of AirPods Max for free† I’m pretty sure Evans could have fine-tuned an iPhone XR or SE if he really wanted to. Talk about loyalty.
PPS: Spoiler alert, but remember that time Chris Evans had to use an Android phone in Blades off because Apple allegedly wouldn’t allow the film’s villain to use an iPhone? Hilarious.
Correction June 24, 1:47 PM ET: The original version of this article stated that Evans’ post was dated June 25. It was actually from the 23rd. We regret the mistake.