Remember when the Internet was a luxury and social media wasn't a thing? Yeah, same. In honor of the much-anticipated iPhone 8 release with more advanced features than ever, we turned back the clock to capture the ~simpler days~ of our favorite celebrities sporting the pre-iPhone tech we've known and loved.
"I can't believe I'm talking on a flip phone either."
Nm jc, hbu?
Petition to bring back this Hello Kitty phone (and Jamie Lynn) ASAP.
The flip phone upgrade.
7th Heaven: flip-phone edition.
"Should I go back to being a brunette?"
"Sorry one sec, getting interviewed."
"Hello, can you pick me up?"
"Is this how I use it?"
OMG, a camera phone.
Pictured: Olivia Benson making a call.
Side note: Remember when we used to call each other?
Instead of waiting for it to stop ringing so we can go back to Instagram?
What's more exciting? Me or this flip phone in my hand?
TBH, calling is much chicer-looking than looking down to text.
Even in a newsboy cap, which is actually very in again these days.
AND HOOP EARRINGS.
We truly are living in the past.
GLASSES SHAPE = SAINT LAURENT.
And Lorelai Gilmore is still Lorelai Gilmore, so that works too.
But at the same time, your screen pressed up on your face all the time = cheek acne, not that ScarJo ever had to worry.
Realization: They might be calling each other because, back then, there was such a thing as text limits!
The little antenna, haha.
What's rarer: A person who uses a flip phone to this day (she does) or Anna Wintour without her sunglasses on?
Let me in on the plot, Uma.
Paris Hilton receiving some bad news.
Paris Hilton receiving some so-so news.
Ah the age-old debate: The flip phone or Sidekick?
Product placement, pt. II.
Walking product placement.
Imagine if 2017 Justin Bieber was on the other end of the line.
Important mogul dealings pictured here.
Who are those people behind the flip phone, I wonder?
Flip phones: Commonplace then...
Chic AF now, because carriers punish you for not using an up-to-date phone and you have to buy multiples on eBay or whatever.
Distracted by the boots, honestly.