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Everybody Is Making The Same Joke About The iPhone X Launch

by : Francesca Donovan on : 13 Sep 2017 07:47
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The iPhone 8 has landed, and while the tech sheeple have flocked to test out its new updates, the rest of us can’t help but snigger at the ridiculousness of it all.

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Apple, every now and then, drop a new iPhone and inevitably, the release eclipses everything else for a few days, playing into the perpetual millennial reliance on commodification and capitalism.

Only this time, it has Face ID.

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As George Orwell turns in his grave, what better way to lighten the mood than a few well placed funny tweets about Apple’s latest clever and totally pointless piece of facial recognition tech.

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First, we have the man, the myth, the unseeable legend, John Cena:

It wouldn’t be a news story unless Frankie Boyle waded in with a cum joke:

Now, here comes the Game of Thrones fan theories:

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The Beyhive couldn’t believe the luck of one iPhone:

Some mild banter from Ronald Isley here:

And then there were the Doomsday Robot Uprising jokes, of course:

All jokes aside, the iPhone does seem to be, as the straight-talking tech heads would say, a ‘nifty piece of kit’, featuring an all-glass casing, A11 Bionic processor, a dual-lens camera setup which pairs a 12-megapixel rear lens with a telephoto lens in the iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple said the iPhone 8 would go up for pre-order on September 15, ahead of a final release date of September 22.

It costs £699 SIM-free for the 64GB version, rising to £849 for the 256GB variant.

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For the 64 GB iPhone 8 Plus you’ll have to fork out £799, and the 256GB model going for a whopping £949 off-contract.

All those features and still no headphone jack… Android 4eva.

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

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