Now that we’ve had some time to let the iPhone announcement sink in, it’s time to have a look at what everyone thinks. As you’d expect, the reactions are mixed.
Apple announced three new smartphones during its presentation this morning, one of which is the iPhone X. Featuring wireless charging and a facial-tracking camera, the unit has been massively hyped for some time. Despite its $1,579 starting price tag, folks are absolutely frothing for it.
— Sheily Mae Nail Art (@nailsbymae) September 12, 2017
While watching #AppleEvent expression be like 👇🏻!!
(iPhone 8 vs iPhone X)
— 🅸🅼🅰🅰🅼 (@its_undaa) September 12, 2017
Others are ready to throw their old phones into the sea.
— tall14yearold ☻ (@thetylersopland) September 12, 2017
— BBGroot ✨❄️ (@mdk_blue) September 12, 2017
And some are amazed that the iPhone 8 was made obsolete in record time.
iPhones generally last 1 year before getting outdated, but iPhone 8 lasted for exactly 2 minutes before getting outdated.#AppleEvent
— Shikhar Arora (@imshikhararora) September 12, 2017
Teacher: ‘Count to 10’
— The Lone Tweet (@TheLoneTweet) September 12, 2017
— cam—fantastic era 🪢🔥🪨🚀 (@CamLight928) September 12, 2017
That being said, the iPhone X will also be the first mode to use facial recognition to unlock the device, and folks aren’t so sure about it.
— Sohail Ahmad (@CEOatMobiVerse) September 12, 2017
Apple just tried to demo Face ID and it failed. Get ready for a lot of that
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 12, 2017
I’ll say it just once: FaceID is a terrible idea. Huge step back.
— Stefano Zanero (@raistolo) September 12, 2017
Dystopia shipping shortly pic.twitter.com/nnXeSZUfhl
— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) September 12, 2017
— MrAppieGaming (@MrAppieGaming) September 12, 2017
— Dailybreak (@takeaDailybreak) September 12, 2017
It’s still early days, but like anything Apple, we wouldn’t be surprised if this flies off the shelves regardless of criticism. While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available on September 22, the iPhone X is delayed until November 3.