He's one of the most celebrated football players of all time, married to a supermodel and recently signed a $50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So it's safe to say Tom Brady lives in rarefied air.
He probably has the best of the best of everything, right?
Wrong. Turns out, the man carries an iPhone 6+.
And the internet has been mercilessly roasting him for it.
Tom Brady still uses an iPhone 6 I see why he needed that Tampa contract that man is down bad https://t.co/feYjcKl0Nj— Čöłęÿ Mīçk (@Čöłęÿ Mīçk) 1596376984.0
It all started when Brady posted a photo of his car dashboard to his Instagram story to show the steamy 99-degree temperature outside.
But the temperature was not what caught the internet's attention. It was quickly overshadowed by the verbiage just below, showing the car's entertainment system was connect to "Tom Brady's iPhone6+."
For reference, Apple is currently on the iPhone 11. The iPhone 6+ came out in 2014.
Obama was still president. David Bowie was still alive. Gay marriage wasn't yet federally recognized. A third of Tom Brady's Super Bowl wins hadn't even happened yet!
There are schoolchildren nowadays with more up-to-date phones than one of the greatest NFL players of all time. A phone from 2014 might as well be from 1914.
Why not just really commit to the olden days and carry a Motorola Razr‽‽
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Of course, the guy is not exactly lacking in funds. His estimated net worth is somewhere around $180 million.
So what gives?
Brady has won six Super Bowls... Is he waiting until he wins again to upgrade his phone? And if so will he get the latest one, or an iPhone 7 off eBay?
What is he not telling us‽‽
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In any case, as the internet tends to do, it lost its it collective mind and roasted Brady to a crisp.
@ColeyMick Cashing in on that new @boostmobile deal. TB knows how to stretch a budget.— Mister Buzzini (@Mister Buzzini) 1596437447.0
Ayy I still got a 6 too, goats will be goats https://t.co/gyMBoI2T33— KingMook (@KingMook) 1596384623.0
Tom Brady, the most successful athlete in football, still only has an iPhone 6+???😂😂 https://t.co/j8XMxaDeIi— Trey (@Trey) 1596328478.0
iphone 6 = 6 rings, can't be a coincidence https://t.co/FSIDcs5pKS— another angry erlang guy, v2.0 (@another angry erlang guy, v2.0) 1596425342.0
@ColeyMick He’s smart. Still has the headphone jack— GorillaHeadphones (@GorillaHeadphones) 1596415044.0
Twitter making fun of Tom Brady still using an iPhone 6. Me: *reading these tweets from his iPhone 6* https://t.co/lZyGQcIWKd— Jason Fretz (@Jason Fretz) 1596385720.0
You’re telling me Tom Brady still uses an iPhone 6+? https://t.co/KjflJDfDqy— tphillytho (@tphillytho) 1596335749.0
Tom Brady is out here using an iPhone 6+. That’s so old it didn’t get updated to iOS 13. https://t.co/XQk6m3q2b5— Kyle Hughes (@Kyle Hughes) 1596387187.0
Everyone trying to clown Tom Brady for having an iPhone 6 remember that man has 6 rings. The joke is on you #GoBucs— TDUBARIQ 🇹🇹🇺🇸🎶🔌 (@TDUBARIQ 🇹🇹🇺🇸🎶🔌) 1596466391.0
Thankfully, Brady himself has a good sense of humor about the whole thing.
Today is his 43rd birthday and he joked about a certain birthday gift he has in mind.
Thank you for the bday wishes!! Might treat myself to a new iPhone this year... https://t.co/x2cvb2wJNG— Tom Brady (@Tom Brady) 1596463223.0
It's about time!