Jesus phone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Humorously from its perceived desirability and goodness.

Noun[edit]

Jesus phone (plural Jesus phones)

  1. (informal, humorous) The iPhone.
    • 2007, Marketing the iPhone: Where would Jesus queue? (in The Economist, 5 July 2007)
      The blogosphere had already christened the iPhone, an allegedly revolutionary handset made by Apple, the "Jesus phone" weeks before it went on sale.
    • 2007, Maximum PC magazine
      ...the Jesus Phone, or, as it's more commonly known to PC users, the iPhone.
    • 2008, Mac Life magazine, vol 2 number 11 (November 2008)
      "Jesus Phone" is an extremely common nickname for the iPhone. Last time we Googled, there were well over 73000 uses of the phrase...