Chris Evans may have helped save the world as Captain America in “Avengers: Endgame,” but in real life, he couldn’t save his trusty iPhone 6s.
In an interview with Collider ahead of his new Netflix movie “The Gray Man,” Evans shares how he feels about his new iPhone 12 Pro, and there’s not a lot of love out there. First, the Mjolnir hitchhiking hero has a hard time holding him.
“I feel like my new phone is too heavy. I know that makes me the oldest dinosaur in the world, but the problem is… you use the little finger to support him, and he feels too heavy.”
That’s not a complaint we expected to hear from one of the strongest Avengers, but life doesn’t always imitate movies. And here’s another one: Evans doesn’t like the gesture-based navigation. Coming off an iPhone 6s, which was a decent phone in 2015, Evans lacks the classic Touch ID sensor below the display: “Am I missing the home button? Yes I do.”
He doesn’t say whether he likes any of the finer aspects of his new iPhone, which he got at the end of June. But we assume he likes the better camera, longer battery life and larger screen. He also doesn’t say why he chose an iPhone 12 over a newer iPhone 13, but one thing is clear: he won’t get an iPhone SE, even though that would presumably eliminate all of his complaints. “I had a thousand people say, ‘Get the SE!’ I’m like, no, I don’t want… I want the iPhone 6[s]. I want something from the past to work until it no longer works.”
We’re not exactly sure what that means, as the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s, only with better internals. Maybe he doesn’t understand exactly what the iPhone SE is. Or maybe, like Captain America, Evans is just stuck in the past.