According to the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you give enough apes sufficient time and plenty of typewriters, then they should be able to rattle out the complete works of William Shakespeare.
However, one chimpanzee appears determined to get a head start on his simian friends by picking up an iPhone and trying to master a few of the more basic features.
The one-minute-long experiment prompted excited internet users to share footage of the inquisitive chimpanzee.
JD Durkin from Queens, New York, who posted the footage expressed his concern over the prospect of technologically advanced apes.
This is the hilarious moment a chimpanzee manages to figure out how to swipe through various photographs on an iPhone
The ape appears able to scroll through the various photographs on the iPhone
JD Durkin from Queens, New York shared the footage of ape successfully using the iPhone
He added: ‘An ape figuring out how to use a smartphone is the beginning of the end for us idiots.’
The chimpanzee appears to have mastered the ability to swipe through different photographs, but fortunately does not appear to know how to properly frame an image or switch between still and video modes.
The chimpanzee, pictured, appeared to show great concentration while using the handset