Whether you call them cellphones, mobile phones or smartphones, our modern pocket-sized communication devices are taking over our lives one text message at a time.
As the capabilities of our mobile devices have increased, so has the discussion on what effect smartphones will have on our daily lives.
Some of the quotes below are informative, others are funny and some are just down right smart!
Top 15 Mobile, Cellphone and Smartphone Quotations of All Time:
When the iPhone came out, every CIO in America said, ‘You’re not bringing that into our corporate environment,’ my CIO included.
-Randall L. Stephenson
Three objects were considered essential across all participants, cultures and genders: keys, money and mobile phones.
– Jan Chipchase, Nokia
Cell phone dependency is now called compulsive communicating. Chain dialers call continually to get another fix.
– Spokesman Review
At one time, I hated the iPhone – but that was only before I used one for the first time
– Chris Pirillo
Apparently we love our own cell phones but we hate everyone else’s.
– Joe Bob Briggs
Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It’s very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. … Apple’s been very fortunate in that it’s introduced a few of these.
– Steve Jobs
An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator… these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is.
– Steve Jobs
It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.
– Steve Jobs
The greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be a far greater threat on a global scale than warming, or the increase of chemical elements in the environment.– Dr. Robert Becker, two-time Nobel prize nominee
Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized.
– Marilyn vos Savant
Clearly, the days when parents admonished their kids to use cell phones only for emergencies are over.
– Ben Rogers
It seems an intuitive understanding for most people that production [talking] on a cell phone is harder than comprehension [listening]. But the fact is that both result in poor driving performance.
– Tate Kubose
To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you’re truly wireless.
– Ted Turner
You know, a cell phone’s like a guy; if you don’t plug him in every night, charge him good, you got nothing at all.
– Catherine Coulter
Right, my phone. When these things first appeared, they were so cool. Only when it was too late did people realize they are as cool as electronic tags on remand prisoners.
– David Mitchell
This list of smartphone quotes was updated in 2017.