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



1. AppleAnusSoFragrant

Posts: 11; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Maturity. +1

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

25. Sauce unregistered


29. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

32. Sauce unregistered

You're a risk taker. I like you

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

24. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Welcome to "the Joy of Tech."

5. mturby unregistered

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

12. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Android existed years before the iPhone.

30. mturby unregistered

where was it then?

13. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 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

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LMAO note taller than ipad.

9. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

It stands out well.

21. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

yes also in respect note is taller

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

10. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 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.

11. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 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!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet cartoon lol, "awkward".

18. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

19. SamDroid unregistered

You just called the wolves on yourself

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

22. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

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

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

You totally forgot Symbian.

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.

23. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I would have guessed her name would be Symbian.

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