It is no secret that smartphones have become a huge part of people's lives. For Los Angeles director Aaron Chervenak, his relationship with his faithful iPhone is something that recently reached new heights. In a little ceremony in Vegas, the director, wearing a pretty sharp tux, tied the knot with his mobile device.
The rather unusual ceremony was covered by Kaspersky Labs and uploaded to popular media streaming site YouTube. In the video, the director passionately discussed how mobile devices have started becoming so much more than tools in the daily lives of people.
"If we're going to be honest with ourselves, we connect with our phones on so many emotional levels. We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our minds," he said.
"To me, that's what a relationship is about so in a sense, my smartphone has been my longest relationship. That's why I decided to see what it was like to actually marry a phone."
Though in some ways, Chervenak's marriage to his iPhone seemed like a stunt, the director nonetheless asserted that his marriage to the iPhone is symbolic to the role smartphones play on people's daily lives in the modern world.
"The marriage was a symbolic gesture to show how precious our smartphones are becoming. I'm trying to ask the hard questions as to what this relationship means," he said. "I'm trying to go as far as I can to explore that," he said.
As much as the marriage did seem very legitimate, complete with the groom renting out a pink Cadillac and his iPhone being decked in a white case, the marriage is actually not legally binding and thus, holds no legal weight.
At least, the director would not have to face an angry Siri when he ditches his current iPhone for a newer model, especially with the upcoming release of the iPhone 7 this September.