Tim Cook calls the iPhone X and its Face ID system the “future of the smartphone.” We call it the current face of funny on Twitter.
Here are some of the best Face ID jokes we’ve seen.
Face ID jokes on Twitter
A geeky ‘evil twin’ joke
— Joe Siegler (@JoeSiegler) September 12, 2017
Apple started it all with a Star Trek joke during today’s iPhone X keynote. More jokes based on sci-fi, comics and horror would inevitably sprout up on Twitter.
Two-Face would clearly have a problem
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) September 12, 2017
Obligatory Game of Thrones jokes
Hit show Game of Thrones, with its shapeshifting assassins known as the Faceless Men, proved an obvious point of departure.
— not Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) September 12, 2017
— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) September 12, 2017
The Face ID research studio is a little grim but overall really cool interior design pic.twitter.com/vAEtj3pzAR
— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) September 12, 2017
— Bhaumik Naik (@bcnaik) September 12, 2017
The horror of changing your password
Changing your FaceID password pic.twitter.com/yPTSorb1mU
— dǝǝןsןןnɴ (@Nullsleep) September 12, 2017
Other folks focused on horror.
More unexpected danger!
— Niv Dror (@Nivo0o0) September 12, 2017
— Bryan Meeker (@bryanmeeker) September 12, 2017
Not exactly Leatherface scary, but still creepy-looking.
The CIA during this Face ID announcement pic.twitter.com/fDwR72THUc
— Micah Akuezue (@LetMicahDown) September 12, 2017
And then there were real-world concerns about Face ID. Basically it’s a joke that keeps writing and rewriting itself. (And also — it’s the future of biometric security.)
And of course there’s President Donald Trump …
— Bobby (@NlNTENDHO) September 12, 2017
Could be trouble
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) September 12, 2017
Actually, this might improve facial recognition
— Bob Kevoian (@bobkevoian) September 12, 2017
— Lalit Kumar (@LalitWho) September 12, 2017
And that’s just Day 1. Certainly there will be plenty more Face ID jokes as we get closer to seeing how well it really works (or doesn’t).