At last, the new iPhones are here. Did we ask for more? Nope, but they’re here anyway and with a few original features sure to make wasting time on your phone, even more enjoyable.
It would be impossible for people to bury their faces in an iPhone more than they currently do.— Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) September 12, 2017
Apple: Hold my wheatgrass tea. #FaceID
Of course, with every huge news story comes an influx of hilarious reactions from the World Wide Web. After CEO Tim Cook revealed the extraordinary $1,000 iPhoneX flagship device, along with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus at Apple’s brand new Apple Park HQ in Cupertino, California - the memes, tweets, and gifs were something to behold.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple has created the iPhoneX which comes with among other things, wireless charging and facial recognition software. We’ll get to the superimposing your face on a poop emoji later.
Let’s break down the reactions, feature by feature.
By now, almost everyone and their dogs have seen the Animoji, iPhoneX’s slightly creepy yet technologically advanced answer to the emoji. The reviews have been mixed. TechCrunch said they looked like “turn of the century bad CG.”
Of course, the main topic of conversation surrounding the Animoji is the fact that the poop emoji can now match your specific expressions using facial recognition software.
The comments regarding this revelation have been hilarious. See below.
Also, you can create animoji, where the emoji tracks your face. Yes, you can be the poop emoji #AppleEventpic.twitter.com/A7fh7WOpRW— Jon Wilde (@jiwilde) September 12, 2017
Facial Recognition Software
After suffering an embarrassing demo fail when introducing this new feature at the launch event, Apple was left red faced but social media saw a gold mine. Everyone from John Cena to Edward Snowden had an opinion.
It already doesn't work pic.twitter.com/TWqp9hH0lF— Cindy (@cindychantelles) September 12, 2017
#FaceID— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 12, 2017
Good: Design looks surprisingly robust, already has a panic disable.
Bad: Normalizes facial scanning, a tech certain to be abused.
Sooo #iPhoneX about #FaceID ...ummmmm .... what do I do?— John Cena (@JohnCena) September 12, 2017
Face ID is the replacement for the fingerprint-scanning Touch ID. “Face ID is the future of how we unlock iPhones and protect sensitive information,” said Apple.
Despite this reassurance, most ride or die Apple users who bemoaned the loss of the iPhone jack with the iPhone 7 are now mourning the end of the home button, which isn’t included in the updated devices.
The memes that expressed their loss are side splitting. Game of Thrones fans were quick to the punch with this one.
I like Apple's FaceID, but the official tagline, "Now anybody can unlock your phone while you sleep!" is a little nefarious sounding...— Amir Blumenfeld (@jakeandamir) September 12, 2017
— David J McMichael (@_DavidMcMichael) September 12, 2017
iPhones are notoriously expensive, but the X takes the cake. The starting price for only 64GB of storage is $999.00 while 256Gb will set you back $1,149 - which is more than a MacBook Air laptop.
Experts say this is fair considering the significant upgrade, claiming you get what you pay for, but those who are strapped for cash and already own a strikingly similar iPhone 6 or 7 disagree.
According to this @TechCrunch photo, the iPhone X will cost one human life. pic.twitter.com/1NHMoGCucq— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) September 12, 2017
— Colin Otubu† (@otubu7) September 12, 2017
Where’s the iPhone 9? Apple stated that iPhoneX is pronounced "iPhone ten," referring to the Roman numeral, in a nod to the phone’s decade on this planet. However many on the interweb are wondering where the missing numeral went. Some even mused that this might be an indication of some fascinating names for next year’s iPhone reveal.
What happened to Mortal Kombat 9?— Ed Boon (@noobde) September 12, 2017
What happened to Windows 9?
What happened to the iphone 9?#9isTheLoneliestNumber