Flickr Find Friday: Wall-E updates his iPhone

In today’s Flickr Find Friday, everybody’s favorite little trash-crushing, Earth-saving robot overlooks an iPhone being updated to a new build of iOS.

This playful yet thought-provoking image while entertaining also invites us to think about our relationship with the gadgets that have become integral to our daily lives.

Geeze, I love Wall•E.

In the worlds of Pixar’s animations, few characters tug at our heartstrings quite like Wall-E from the 2008 animated movie. This charming robot, a symbol of innocence and curiosity in a technology-driven universe, easily bridges the gap between technology and pop culture. His depiction of updating an iPhone in Masa Yamanaka’s photograph is both whimsical and telling, subtly hinting at our deep-rooted connection with technology in even the most human of stories.

Photo by Masa Yamanaka, via iDesk

Masa Yamanaka, the artist behind this cute photo, adds a layer of warmth and personality to technology, something that is often perceived as cold and impersonal. Through this blend of a beloved animated character and the ever-evolving tech, Yamanaka reminds us that technology, at its core, is about improving human experiences – even through the lens of a fictional, yet endearing, robotic character.

Stephen Hackett, formerly a Lead Mac Genius at Apple, now spends his days running the IT department of a large non-profit in Memphis, TN. He writes about Apple, design and journalism at Like all twenty-somethings, you can find him… Full Bio