There is something that always bothered me and that was the technology mismatch between The Sims, The Sims 2, and The Sims 3 which would have been okay if they were chronologically in that order. However, The Sims 3 is a prequel to the original title, yet as far as I found there was no canonical explanation for why all of the sims in the third game have cellphones and technology that closely resembles today while those in The Sims don't at all and what seems to be just reintroduced to that in the world of The Sims 2. This is probably the most noticeable example, but there were other things I noticed that just doesn't align with the chronological events in the overall timeline.
Please tell me there is a canonical reason for this among other things or else this is really going to bother me.
To see a timeline of all events. I have provided the link to the unofficial Sims wiki below.