Rian Johnson, the director of “Knives Out” and “The Last Jedi”, said Apple doesn’t want VILLAINS to use their phones.
Quote, “Apple [lets] you use iPhones in movies but, and this is very pivotal if you’re watching a mystery movie, bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera.”
He joked, quote, “Every single filmmaker that has a bad guy in their movie that’s supposed to be a secret wants to murder me right now.”
Apple hasn’t commented. But there’s been plenty of talk about how crazy they are about protecting their image in the past. In fact, there’s a “Wired” article from way back in 2002, which pointed out that all the good guys on the show “24” use Macs, and all the bad guys use Windows PCs.
This is why you never see Dr. Lecter using an iPhone X in Silence of the Lambs. No emoji’s for you, Clarice!