On this day in history August 15, 2007, the infamous Clay iPhone created as a joke by Flickr user Vaughn235 will be remembered as the biggest news story of the day, dwarfing the popularity of the original Apple iPhone. You'll find the story on MyiTablet, Gizmodo, Boing Boing, iPhone World and Top iPhone News to name only a few sources desperate for any kind of fresh iPhone news to report. Yesterday the big news was the $5,000 iPhone bill boxed up and mailed to Justine Ezarik by AT&T. It was featured on Cult of Mac among the long list of other lemmings. Today it's all about the clay! Mr.Bill and Sluggo have nothing on the Jesus Phone lovingly sculpted out of Premo brand modeling clay. While the hand-knit iPhone is just a faded memory by now.
The launch of Facebook and Skype for iPhone pale in comparison to the cult-like worship of the Clay iPhone replica accompanied by it's faux box to match. Anyone can create an "even better than the real thing" iPhone and have the web buzzing with giddy joy as long as it's the only dumb story available that day. No great skills required. It's like molding news from lumps of clay.
The iPhone Savior is shocked that the lemmings passed over the truly amazing iPhone story of the day which happens to be the see through iPhone. That's news! Look for the clay Jesus Phone to appear on Ebay soon, selling for ridiculous amounts of greenbacks. Ohhh Noooo! Meanwhile, the see through iPhone will remain invisible. Now can someone please make me a clay martini?
(Clay iPhone photo courtesy of Vaughn235)