The flip phone isn’t extinct yet. Some even say it’s making a very-trendy comeback.
Celebrities, CEOs, sports team owners, and politicians have all been spotted with archaic, clunky flip phones. Some cling to them citing security reasons. Others like them for their functionality.
At a time when everything from confidential corporate emails to iCloud accounts are getting hacked, these successful people might have the right idea by turning to flip phones.
1,Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is worth $3 billion and he still uses a flip phone.
Last year Jones defended his love of flip phones: 'It's free of hip dialling. You can have some pretty confidential conversations and not get overheard by the camera man by talking into this flip phone.'
2,Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour still flaunts hers.
Though Anna Wintour has owned both an iPhone and a BlackBerry in recent years, she was spotted carrying an unidentifiable flip phone at the US Open earlier this year.
3,Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of private equity behemoth Blackstone Group, uses a Nokia 6350.
'Steve uses his flip phone to make and get phone calls. It does that better and more easily than any other device. He has an iPad for everything else,' Schwarzman's representative told Business Insider.