As expected, Apple unveiled 3 new iPhones today – the 8, 8 Plus and the X.
Techly’s James Daly took one for the team, staying up till 3am AEST to write this live blog of the event.
If you missed that or don’t know the details, here is the critical info (we’ve broken it all down here):
The 8 and 8 Plus is a semi-typical update. New processor, new camera, new feature (wireless charging).
The iPhone X is a different story. It has all of the above plus a totally bezel-less screen, no home button and Face ID.
So yep, while other iPhone users have to unlock their phones with fingers like absolute peasants, X users will be able to just look at their phone to get it going.
Face ID will also power those new “Animojis” – emojis that match your facial expressions.
Aside from the phones, Apple also announced a new 4G Apple Watch and 4K streaming on Apple TV.
Naturally, Twitter has had A LOT to say about the event, especially the new phones. Here is a roundup of all the best reactions and memes.
— DextremeArrow (@DextremeArrow) September 12, 2017
Tim Cook: "Hi"
— – (@prxtsh) September 12, 2017
— Sudath Chamin (@Sudathchamin) September 12, 2017
— C A S T E I R A (@JonnyCsteira) September 12, 2017
Me: *wants the iPhoneX*
Bank Account: pic.twitter.com/fIY99YCpNo
— Mellow (@mercy_maroane) September 12, 2017
H Y P E:
Wow wow wow wow AirPower!!!!!!!! Charge ALL THE THINGS!!!! #AppleEvent
Available… next year (OK ILL WAIT) pic.twitter.com/9bw5Yfnf7n
— Justine Ezarik 📱 (@ijustine) September 12, 2017
— Leo-Wan Kenobi 🦄 (@leo_iam) September 12, 2017
— OfficialWilly2.0 (@therealwill17) September 12, 2017
— tall 14 year old (@thetylersopland) September 12, 2017
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) September 12, 2017
#AppleEvent drinking game – every time someone says:
Incredible – 1 shot
Amazing – 1 shot
Phenomenal – 2 shots
Revolutionary – 3 shots
— Ben Arledge (@BenArledge) September 12, 2017
— JoNathan (@BammerJH) September 12, 2017
— Mirza Bico (@mirzabico) September 12, 2017
iPhones generally last 1 year before getting outdated, but iPhone 8 lasted for exactly 2 minutes before getting outdated.#AppleEvent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
me: whats the difference between iphone 7 and iphone 8
— unfuckwitable (@MoveBackBug) September 12, 2017
1960: I bet we'll have flying cars in the future.
— Indra (@indramirrul) September 12, 2017
The only woman to ever hack an iPhone X pic.twitter.com/ylkMcgrShM
— Anthony Carboni (@acarboni) September 12, 2017
— Joel Witts (@JoelWitts) September 12, 2017
— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) September 12, 2017
For Aussie pricing and release dates see here. (Spoiler nothing is cheap, RIP your bank balance).