Today, at Apple’s fall event, the computer company unveiled the long-awaited iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X, a high-end phone with an edge-to-edge screen, facial identification features and no home button. The prices run from $999 to $1,149.
Of course, Twitter users around the world eagerly watching live-tweeted the event, bringing us a bevy of hilarious tweets.
Most commented on the iPhone X’s price, the weirdness of Apple simultaneously announcing an iPhone 8 and a superior iPhone X with no iPhone 9 in between, the new feature of unlocking the phone with your face and the phones’ new glass back for easier wireless charging.
The iPhone X will also feature a new “animoji” (animated emoji) feature. It uses the front-facing camera to track a person’s facial expressions, allowing people to create recorded messages as their favorite emojis — like the panda, the smiley or even the poo.
Actor Darren Criss was especially interested in the animoji feature.
Considering how long I've waited to make face-recognition-driven talking poop emojis- finally getting it for a thousand dollars is a steal.
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) September 12, 2017
Others were less excited about the new iPhones’ glass front and back.
The iPhone 8 now has glass on the front AND back so I can shatter my screen on 2 sides & stare into my reflection with disappointment twice
— Luke Furnival (@LukeJFurnival) September 12, 2017
Public: Please give us an innovative iPhone with a charger that doesn't break.
Apple: Here's an Android knockoff entirely made of glass.
— Sam Kalidi (@samkalidi) September 12, 2017
Though one user came up with an innovative way to avoid breaking all that glass.
— Mau ? (@MrEbels) September 12, 2017
Some people wondered how face-unlock will work for cosmetics users …
the iPhone X has face recognition so these girls aren't gonna be able to unlock their phones when they take their makeup off
— Because I'm a Guy (@CauseWereGuys) September 12, 2017
… or how face-unlock will work in an emergency.
— 9GAG (@9GAG) September 12, 2017
One Game of Thrones fan wondered about Apple’s face-unlocking technology.
— THEGREAT MACKAVELI (@DA_MACKAVELI) September 12, 2017
Yet another wondered just how far unlocking technology will go.
Can’t wait for the iPhone that only unlocks when you feed it a blood offering.
— Jason Steele (@FilmCow) September 12, 2017
One person got downright shady about the new face-unlock feature
Unlocking your iPhone is going to be easy all I have to do is point it at a trash can
— THICC KEN (@edsbs) September 12, 2017
And the iPhone X’s new price tag left others sticker-shocked:
Me looking at the price of the new iPhone X. pic.twitter.com/h8Rra4YzMa
— Franco (@lejandroFranco) September 12, 2017
Some folks will have to make hard choices about whether to buy the new iPhones
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) September 12, 2017
CNBC guest on iPhone X: "Do you want a phone that doesn't have a home button, or do you want to be able to pay the mortgage on your home?"
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) September 12, 2017
— ? (@The__Prototype) September 12, 2017
Some people think the new iPhones will come at a very high personal cost.
— siddharth gupta (@sid6897) September 12, 2017
Others felt the iPhone 8 was upstaged by the iPhone X.
iphone 8 : Aha it's all about me today
iphone X : pic.twitter.com/2MX9K6KoZ5
— Anmon (@AnmonTalks) September 12, 2017
IPhone X talking to IPhone 8 pic.twitter.com/2FBO716iUw
— Zee G.O.A.T (@NickiGOAT) September 12, 2017
And some left the entire event feeling completely unimpressed.
The iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, and iPhone X, still don't have group FaceTime,a headphone jack, non-breakable chargers, or 4 way phone calls? pic.twitter.com/JckvOqbSXg
— Semaj ? (@yaboy_neutron) September 12, 2017
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus preorders begin on Friday, Sept. 15 with the new devices set to ship Sept. 22. iPhone X preorders will start on Oct. 27 with shipping set to start on Nov. 3
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