The iPhone 4S was nominated for inclusion in the time capsule by founder of the Design Museum Sir Terence Conran. He and other leading figures in the world of design and architecture were invited to nominate an object to be included in the capsule.
The time capsule was buried in a ceremony to celebrate the ground breaking of the new Design Museum, which will be located at the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street, London. The new Design Museum is planned to open in 2015.
The Design Museum is currently located in Shad Thames, on London’s South Bank.
Along with the iPhone 4S the time capsule contains a European Union Flag, One Euro Coin,?2p Stamp, USB containing images of jazz and blues music album covers, London 2012 Olympic Games Stamps, a Tin of Anchovies, a bottle of 2012 Burgundy, a 2012 Olympic Torch, an image of Battersea Power Station, a standard light bulb and artists Tube Maps, along with various other items.
The designer of the iPhone is UK born Sir Jony Ive. Ive is responsible for a raft of Apple products including the iMac, Mac Book, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, iPod, and the iPad. Ive was crowned British Visionary Innovator in a competition, run by the UK Intellectual Property Office.
He has been recognised with numerous design awards including being named Designer of the Year by the Design Museum London in 2003 and being awarded the title Royal Designer for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts.