App Store on iPhone
Most smartphones are built to last until a user’s two-year contract expires, and that’s just a fact of life. True, iPhones tend to last markedly longer than the industry average but even their life expectancy isn’t particularly long either.

To capture the essence of what being an iPhone is like, filmmaker Paul Trillo set out to create a smart and funny movie depicting what the world’s most popular handset typically goes through in just twelve months before it’s replaced with a newer, sexier model.

Titled “The Life and Death of an iPhone” and seen entirely through the lens of an iPhone, the movie details one iPhone’s inception and takes us through its life, death and ultimately its black-market reincarnation.

And here it is.

What’s particularly interesting about the project is that Trillo shot and edited the entire movie on an iPhone, using Vimeo’s new camera and video editing app called Cameo, a free download in the App Store.

Source: Vimeo via Gizmodo

What did you think of the video?

  • Chris Gilmore

    Never knew there was a black market for broken iPhones..

  • Noohar

    “Most smartphones are built to last until a user’s two-year contract expires, and that’s just a fact of life. True, iPhones tend to last markedly longer than the industry average but even their life expectancy isn’t particularly long either.”

    Disagree; my old 3GS served me 4.5 yrs of heavy use. No issues besides a weak battery.

    • Same here! used it for over 4 years, only thing that was/is acting iffy is the wifi but suppose I could have replaced that component.

  • Kurt

    How long are iPhones suppossed to last? My iPhone 4S is in great shape and running very well. Battery is, for an iPhone, still good.

  • Onaje Perry

    I don’t get how he was able to sell capture video after selling the phone….cool video though

  • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

    Amazing, shows how the average user doesn’t give a dman about icloud, and how he doesn’t reset the phone before selling it off.

  • Jason Baroni

    It sucks to be an iPhone, really.

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    Wow that guy is a dick.