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Humor: First generation iPhone, mother of the modern era of smartphones, celebrates Mother’s Day

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Humor: First generation iPhone, mother of the modern era of smartphones, celebrates Mother’s Day

Few days get the florists in a tizzy like Mother’s Day. Around the world bouquets of arrangements, large and small are being prepared to be presented (possibly with breakfast in bed) to good old mom.

While the original iPhone is not the first smartphone by any measure, it is the device that started a revolution in the modern era of mobile communications. Today, that device is a collector’s item now in some circles.

An original iPhone, still factory sealed in its box, was attracting bids in the thousands of dollars on eBay, though we doubt if any money ever changed hands. An engineering prototype of the first generation iPhone did sell for about $1,500.  If you look around today, you will still find other folks trying to sell used first-gen iPhones for way too much money.

Either way, that makes the iPhone the mother of touch-screen smartphones in a way. So it is fitting in the witty minds behind The Joy of Tech that the iPhone 5s and iPad Air would pay homage to momma-iphone. Of course, using that logic, it would seem fitting that Android, an early Samsung Galaxy and Amazon Kindle might do the same.

Indeed, that would be awkward, but not as awkward as not calling mom on Sunday. Happy Mother’s Day.

source: The Joy of Tech

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posted on 11 May 2014, 00:27 7

1. AppleAnusSoFragrant (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 May 2014)


But mother, those kid just adopted, there re not my brothers, eww

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:08 10

14. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Damn, that was such a sad joke, I would like to believe brotherhood and family is more than just genetics.

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:41 2

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2714; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Maturity. +1

posted on 11 May 2014, 00:40 2

2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Seems the iKids finally learned the family secret... that someone crept in the bedroom window late one night and copied their iMom... and then used her to create many kids, of all different kinds. When iDad was alive, he never really recovered from this trespass, this cloning of his iPrecious, and he had only hatred for these other kids.

posted on 11 May 2014, 00:55 7

4. JMartin22 (Posts: 1245; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


If that makes you feel better, you can tell yourself that. But to claim they're copied, implies that they're loosely imitating to a near-equivalent or lesser aspect to the iPhone; when in actuality, several Android competitors match or exceed the functions of a multitude of smartphone aspects.

Also, to imply that companies copy by adding additionally similar computational aspects that the iPhone adopted early is also naive. To stay competitive and relevant, these basic smartphone capabilities were a necessity, not a choice, going into a new era of mobile tech.

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:14 1

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


You must be one of the new kids, just finding out that your great grandma is, in fact, iMom :)

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:24 1

25. Sauce (unregistered)


fail.

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:36

29. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3739; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Humor involves risk... an occasional fail is expected.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:06 1

32. Sauce (unregistered)


You're a risk taker. I like you

posted on 11 May 2014, 00:48 14

3. Duketytz (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I don't find this amusing at all. Seems very fanboyish to me.

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:19

24. Commentator (Posts: 2494; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Welcome to "the Joy of Tech."

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:05 8

5. mturby (unregistered)


yeah! if it wasnt because of iphone, android wouldnt be here. thanks apple for helping create Android.

ps: Android fan.

posted on 11 May 2014, 03:36 8

12. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Android existed years before the iPhone.

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:44

30. mturby (unregistered)


where was it then?

posted on 11 May 2014, 03:38 1

13. nexusdude (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


Android WOULD have existed, not just as it is today. Before the launch of the first iPhone, Google and the original developers of Android were developing an OS for QWERTY phones, but then realized the new possibility. Because Android is so flexible, the first commercial droid was a full touchscreen with a slide-out keyboard

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:10 1

15. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well they already showed that they had a full touch screen phone in the pipeline but they had to move it up a year or so because of Apple releasing the iPhone. The iPhone sped things up and they also brought some very new and interesting things to the smartphone arena....and then they screwed it all up.

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:07 8

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


LMAO note taller than ipad.

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:24 4

9. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


It stands out well.

posted on 11 May 2014, 08:01

21. mayur007 (Posts: 471; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


yes also in respect note is taller

posted on 11 May 2014, 01:21 5

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


LOL...Android must be like: "Wait, what I'm doing here?" :|
Kindle: "Can someone please put a smile in my face?" :(
Galaxy Note: "Awkward, I'm taller than the iPad." :/

Btw, this looks kinda funny and somehow quite warm in the heart.

posted on 11 May 2014, 02:19 4

10. Cicero (Posts: 497; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I still own (in my closet) first iPhone. It is without some pixels on the screen and battery last for a few hours. What a piece of history. My daily driver is S4.

posted on 11 May 2014, 03:13

11. LikeMyself (Posts: 302; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


This is so funny! But only Android bot should not be there coz it is the nemesis of iOS and not iDevices! iMom had affairs with Sammy and Amazon!! So many different offsprings :) I guess iDad was too boring for her!

posted on 11 May 2014, 07:13 1

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sweet cartoon lol, "awkward".

posted on 11 May 2014, 07:24 2

18. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Iphonearena strikes its iphone loving again.. Android came out first. If anything Blackberry was the the mother of modern smart phones. The father would be hmmm palm os? They came together and had retard babies called windows mobile android and IOS. Who all are at war. Eventually during the war Windows mobile died and no one seemed to notice. Father blackberry continues to live but in a spider hole. Then one day windows mobile was reborn at church and became windows phone. Blackberry came out of its spider hole to see the light but retreated again and mother palm OS revealed it had incest with android and created Web os. But the baby amazing as it was just wasnt enough and had to be buried before it fully matured. Mother palm os was so heart broken she died and thus leaving father blackberry in his spider hole, reborn son Windows phone, spoiled brat IOS and the geek in the basement android. Oh and ubuntu born from Android and Linux love child we wait and see on.

posted on 11 May 2014, 07:57 1

19. SamDroid (unregistered)


You just called the wolves on yourself

posted on 11 May 2014, 08:01 6

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Possibly the dumbest post I've ever read. This post clearly demonstrates a lack of a sex life lol.

posted on 11 May 2014, 08:17

22. Jommick (Posts: 211; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


...can I have my time back that I wasted on reading this?

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:48 1

26. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


You totally forgot Symbian.

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:26 1

27. Sauce (unregistered)


Seems this humor got the best, or should I say worst, of someone. LMAO.
Didn't even read your raging hatred, just "iPhonearena".

Someone can't take a joke, Lullllllll.

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:00 1

23. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


I would have guessed her name would be Symbian.

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:10 2

28. tacarat (Posts: 215; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


"Did you get something for Grandma Prada?"

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:04 1

31. dorianb (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


That 'mother' should be the LG Prada.... I'm just sayin'
http://www.unwiredview.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/lg-prada-ke850-phone-front-back.jpg

posted on 11 May 2014, 15:14 1

33. greatoneiw (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


mother of MODERN era ???? iphone???? and you said that based on a comic picture?
gsmarena....here i come... :D

posted on 11 May 2014, 18:24

34. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Seeya :) 90% of the articles here are over there as well. Phonearena/Gsmarena are simply reposting articles from the interwebz.

This article came from "The Joy of Tech" (source).

posted on 12 May 2014, 07:21

35. dude08 (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 May 2014)


i agree that iphone is the mother of modern era smartphones..go apple!

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