After a year of anticipation and speculations, Apple finally revealed the series of products - iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X - at the tech giant’s 2017 keynote address on Tuesday in Cupertino, California. And just like every year, our folks on Twitter were hooked to their screens and keypads to tweet out the very first thoughts they had about the newly launched Apple gadgets.
Besides the evergreen ‘sell a kidney to afford an iPhone’ joke, there is more to iPhone jokes this year. From prices and features to the new design and facial recognition system, there was much to comment on. Here are some of the funniest tweets on the new iPhones:
Twitter users found that facial recognition could be a problem.
-the future-— Jonah • WHY DONT WE (@JonahMarais) September 13, 2017
"Lol are you taking a selfie?"
"Nah I'm just tryna unlock my iPhone X"
So the iPhone X will unlock with facial recognition instead of home button. I feel sorry for iPhone X already. pic.twitter.com/mCRn1gYLUT— Vaibhav Vishal (@ofnosurnamefame) September 12, 2017
A lot of people thought about the only person excited about the facial ID - none other than Arya Stark.
Not only is Arya Stark an assasin she's also an iPhone X hacker now.— Nate Bolt (@boltron) September 12, 2017
The only person excited about Apple Pay via Face ID. pic.twitter.com/UmtT9VOH5s— Lisa De Pasquale (@LisaDeP) September 12, 2017
There was a live demo fail. During the onstage presentation, senior vice president Craig Federighi, while demonstrating the face ID, wasn’t able to unlock the device on his first attempt.
The jokes went on to a whole new level after Federighi struggled to unlock it.
That's the new $1000.00 phone? Right...???? pic.twitter.com/r7Oqp1zy34— ????Miss New York???? (@rhonlirob) September 12, 2017
As expected, there were a lot of jokes about the hefty price tags.
*Dad walks into my room at midnight*— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 12, 2017
Dad : kya dekh raha hai?
Me : #AppleEvent launch of iPhone X
Dad : chup chap porn nahi dekh sakta?
There were some random jokes:
The reason iPhone 8 will not have retina scanner is cuz the eyes of the buyers fill up with tears when they think how much they paid for it.— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 12, 2017
They also compared iPhone 7 with iPhone 8 and the differences were barely visible.
And about iPhone X overshadowing iPhone8
iPhones generally last 1 year before getting outdated, but iPhone 8 lasted for exactly 2 minutes before getting outdated.#AppleEvent (from…— Avijit Das (@Avijit_Das) September 12, 2017
However, we all can at least say that iPhone 8 fared better than iPhone9.
So we have iPhone 8, 8S, and 10 coming out this year...— TmarTn (@TmarTn) September 12, 2017
What did 9 ever do to you @Apple?
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