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
Leonard Nimoy makes an appearance at the #AppleEvent in the talk about FaceID. hahaha. :) @StarTrek @adam_nimoy pic.twitter.com/xRPqdc0ahI
— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@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
How about that new facial recognition! #iPhoneX https://t.co/7c5NPa221u
— 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.
A girl has no Home Button. #FaceID #iPhoneX pic.twitter.com/4U807gBciT
— ᴺᴼᵀ Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) 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
#iPhone8 and #iPhoneX could be unlocked by face Id and only your face can unlock it and it’s super accurate and secure.
— Bhaumik Naik (@bcnaik) September 12, 2017
The horror of changing your password
Changing your FaceID password pic.twitter.com/yPTSorb1mU
— ⊏⊐ (@Nullsleep) September 12, 2017
Other folks focused on horror.
More unexpected danger!
Face ID will steal your soul after 3 failed attempts. #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/viuUysMBxg
— niv.eth (@Nivo0o0) September 12, 2017
Not exactly Leatherface scary, but still creepy-looking.
The CIA during this Face ID announcement pic.twitter.com/fDwR72THUc
— Micah Still @ Home (@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 …
Could be trouble
Actually, this might improve facial recognition
"My new iPhone X won't open!"#AppleFacialRecognition pic.twitter.com/JVhX2Py3gl
— Bob Kevoian (@bobkevoian) September 12, 2017
Apple fans right now #AppleEvent #iPhone8 #iPhoneX #AppleWatchSeries3 #Apple pic.twitter.com/IEhPglx59w
— Prince (@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).
It’s not all Face ID jokes
Want to know more? Read all about the new iPhone X, the also-impressive iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and everything else Apple unveiled at today’s big event (surprises included).