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Steve Wozniak reacting to iCups
Billionaire Tim Draper trying out iCups with Magdim Metshin
Voice actress Susan Bennett posing with iCups along with iCups inventor Magdim Metshin

iCups is a practical joke device parodying the iPhone 6 released in 2014.[1] Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak found it to be amusing.[2][3][1]

iCups consists of two silver-colored cups made of high-quality paper connected by a light green string. It was inspired by cups-on-a-string, a traditional toy. iCups cost $7 and upwards in 2014, depending on the edition.[4]

iCups Classic comes in a white box, while the luxury edition of iCups comes in a black box, similar to the black boxes that come with the iPhone 6.[3] The adjustable chord can be 32, 64, or 128 inches.[5]

iCups was launched in 2014 as "The Ultimate iRonic Gift"[6] by Magdim Metshin, the creator of ADA Sports.[5]

It was originally released as a comical low-cost alternative to the iPhone 6.[7] Originally, iCups had been part of an iPhone parody animation, but Metshin then decided to make iCups an actual product via a Kickstarter fundraiser.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bort, Julie (September 23, 2014). "Apple Cofounder Steve Woz Cracked Up When He Saw This $7 iPhone 'Alternative'". Business Insider. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. Maxfield, Max (September 22, 2014). "Steve Wozniak Reacts to Latest iPhone". EE Times. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Taylor, Victoria (October 23, 2014). "Can't afford a new iPhone? There is always iCups Luxury". New York Daily News. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  4. Kooser, Amanda (September 11, 2014). "Newest Apple-inspired product is...two cups and a string?". CNET. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Swan, Rachel (September 25, 2014). "The Next Great Phone Innovation: The iCup". SF Weekly. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  6. Stoneback, Robert (September 19, 2014). "iCups Kickstarter Asks for $10,000 for "iRonic" String Cup Phone". The Escapist Magazine. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  7. Schneider, Steven (September 20, 2014). "Meet the iCups, the iPhone 6's most ironic competition yet". Tech Times. Retrieved October 22, 2019.

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