A Woman Tries the Silver Colored Version of the New iPhone 5S After Apple Inc's Media Event in Cupertino, California
A woman tries the silver colored version of the new iPhone 5S after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California, September 10, 2013.Reuters

Apple iPhone 5s is an iconic device, no doubt. It is beautifully crafted and some people still believe it is the best iPhone ever designed, but why would a museum housing movie-related objects have the iPhone 5s on display? Well, the iPhone 5s served as the only piece of camera equipment for shooting an entire movie.

The iPhone 5s will be among the many movie-related objects that will be on display at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum when it opens to the public because the rear camera on the iPhone 5S was used by Director Sean Baker to film his movie Tangerine.

Baker shot and edited the entire movie using just his iPhone 5s and nothing else. The film was a big hit at Sundance Film Festival and was screened at various other International film festivals elsewhere. The movie also went on to gross seven times its making cost when it released in theatres.


The Academy released a video (above) announcing Baker's decision to give the iPhone 5s used for filming Tangerine over to the organization. Baker used the Filmic Pro app that cost him a mere $8 to edit the entire movie.

The iPhone 5s will be placed alongside memorabilia from some of the most famous films ever made including The Wizard of Oz (1939 original) and Jurassic Park in the 300,000 square foot museum.

Source: Phone Arena/Oscars