2017 marks 10 years since the launch of the original iPhone 2G back in 2007. Revealed by Steve Jobs himself, while most of its features are taken for granted today, 10 years ago, it was a complete revolution. And while us proud iPhone owners will go on and on about why iPhone is simply better, just remember; if it weren’t for iPhone, Android would not be around.
Fresh off Apple’s Keynote event that took place at the Steve Jobs Theater, located at Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters, as well as revealing a new Apple Watch and a new Apple TV that supports 4K, they revealed what everyone came there to see: the new iPhones.
As well as the iPhone 8 and 8+, which are but slightly upgraded versions of the 7 and 7 Plus, they also revealed a new special edition device, dubbed the iPhone X (Ten), as a celebration of the iPhone’s ten year anniversary. And what a way to celebrate it; two cameras on the back capable of 4K video, no bezels to be seen anywhere, unlocking with your face, and a feature that tracks your face movements and grafts them onto an emoji creating humorous texts, this is quite literally the iPhone to end all iPhones.
iPhones have been the joke of overpriced tech ever since the first one, with people all over the internet making jokes about it being so expensive, you’d need to sell a kidney or two to be able to afford one. And then Apple took that to serious levels with the iPhone X, as you’d actually do need to sell a kidney or a liver to afford it. And an arm and a leg, and maybe some hair. Throw in your eyebrows, what the hell.
To be a bit more specific, the base iPhone X with 64GB of storage starts at an extortionate $999. Upgrade to the 256GB model and the price hikes $150 to an eyewatering $1,149. And remember, these are prices in the US; they may differ on other continents.
A decent, running second hand Chevy off Craigslist will cost you that much, if not less. Needless to say, this being the internet, they’ve had quite the funny reactions to the X’s ridiculous pricing. Here are some of the very best reactions.
1. Imagine if this happened for real
2. Never liked the idea of Face ID
Due to the risk of it being inaccurate.
3. Going back to the kidney joke
4. This is your only payment option
5. Affordability has never been a strong point of the iPhone
With iPhones, you don’t go for the weaker model, you get an older one. They have software support for literally years after they launch anyway.
6. What happens when someone decks your face and you try to unlock your phone?
7. All safely kept
8. Good idea
9. The Animoji feature is definitely being joked about
10. The meme of the month
Not even the old iPhones are safe.
11. If someone actually does this
Will they get charged for stealing someone’s phone or cutting off someone’s face?
12. This is what your investment goes into
13. More like that’s how much money Apple will make within the first hour of launch
14. Devolution or evolution?
15. Some people just did not give a single damn
Stick to the older iPhones, they’re getting cheaper but still getting software updates.
16. With the existence of the X
Doesn’t it make the 8 and 8+ obsolete?
17. Kinda sad about the demise of Touch ID
From experience I can tell you: it’s not that accurate, even on the 7 Plus. So I’m kinda scared what it will be like on X.
18. Almost everyone noticed that both Microsfot and Apple skipped the number 9
What would have Windows 9 and iPhone 9 looked like?
19. Doppelgangers incoming!
20. Guess you’ll need to run re-scans every month
If you’re gaining or losing weight. I just hope there’s an option to unlock with your passcode if it doesn’t recognize your face.
What do you think of the new iPhones? Will you be picking one up when they launch soon? Share your thoughts in the comments!