Apple's huge 2017 event yesterday unveiled not one, but two new iPhone models. First up were the iPhone 8 and 8 plus.
People expected the 8 to drop, but they weren't anticipating that Apple would pretty much make the entire phone out of glass. So if you thought that the iPhone was easily prone to breakage when you dropped it now, just wait until the 8 slips out of your hands.
But seeing as it was the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone, Apple planned something special: the iPhone X. The X is an expensive piece of pocket tech that just screams exclusivity. I mean, would you expect anything less for $1,000?
It might cost a lot, but it seems to already have an issue with one of its newest features: unlock via face recognition.
I guess it's better than not having cell phone service for holding the phone the "wrong" way.
The announcements are sure to excite a lot of tech fans despite the ID-blunder, but it left a lot of Apple fans with a few burning questions. Namely, where the heck is the iPhone 9?
Some wanted to know why Apple would announce two different kinds of iPhones at the same event, anyway.
But they seriously wanted to know where the 9 was at. And of course, there were jokes:
‘The iPhone X is the biggest leap forward’…damn right, they skipped 9 innit.— Kai W (@kaimanwong) September 12, 2017
Others made parallels to other tech companies.
They had to skip iPhone 9 because of all the software using "iPhone 9" to detect iPhone 95 and iPhone 98.— David Gouldin (@dgouldin) September 12, 2017
The first person who reuses the "7,8,9" joke with iPhone 10 is getting a smack.— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) September 12, 2017
Looks like someone's getting a smack...
sorry— Sammy (@SammyAlbon) September 12, 2017
iphone 9 can’t come to the phone at the moment
Oh because 7 8 9 😏
Others still can't get over the fact that Apple decided to remove the headphone jack.
Others just felt sorry for the forgotten iPhone.
Cut to the iPhone 9, sitting in a dark corner of a bar in a place where people only go to be forgotten...— Jason Abbruzzese (@JasonAbbruzzese) September 12, 2017
While some are still holding out hope.
Will you be getting one of the newer iPhones?