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'I declare bankruptcy': Apple's $1,000 iPhone X spurs hilarious memes as baffled Internet users respond to the record-high price tag

  • Apple unveiled the iPhone X, which has a record-high price tag of $1,000
  • The cost inspired memes, in which users joked about affording the pricey device
  • They also made memes about breaking into the facial recognition feature 

Apple has finally unveiled its new line of smartphones after months of anticipation – but, many were left stunned by the iPhone X's staggering $1,000 price tag.

Released alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the new 'anniversary' iPhone X has inspired countless memes and jokes online, focused largely on the device's record-high debut price.

The new futuristic facial recognition feature also prompted many memes, with internet commenters joking about the less savory ways they could use the feature to break into others' phones.

 

The memes have mostly been about users struggling with the device's record-high $1,000 price tag

The memes have mostly been about users struggling with the device's record-high $1,000 price tag

Twitter users expressed their shock at the hefty price tag following Apple's highly-anticipated unveiling today, sharing images of characters with eyes bulged in surprise, and in some cases, even fainting.

One user shared a meme featuring the SpongeBob Squarepants character Patrick Star, saying 'I have $3,' while another cited The Office: 'I declare bankruptcy.' 

Despite the backlash online, experts say the $1,000 price point likely won’t be an issue.

Carolina Milanesi, an analyst with Creative Strategies, told celebrityrave.com: ‘It’s a great product, and I think the price is entirely justified.

‘I think the $1,000 figure is a red herring – nobody will pay that, and if they do, they can afford it.’

Alluding to how they'd need to blow everything they have to get the new phone, one user referenced Michael Scott's famous bankruptcy line from The Office 

Alluding to how they'd need to blow everything they have to get the new phone, one user referenced Michael Scott's famous bankruptcy line from The Office 

Another channeled Patrick Star

Another channeled Patrick Star

Fainting was one reaction 

Fainting was one reaction 

Milanesi said the launch now meant Apple has an unrivalled range.

‘I really like the whole portfolio now – there’s such a range of options, nobody else has that

‘Whether I buy a 6 or the X, it’s still the iPhone and will be largely the same experience.’

As Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the new phone, he revealed the teams had been 'hard at work for years on the future of the smartphone.'

Eye rolls were another 

Eye rolls were another 

THE IPHONE X 

– Pronounced the 'iPhone 10' 

-Pre-orders open October 27, ships November 3 

– No home button – swipe up from the bottom to unlock or to go home from an app or to multitask 

– Qi and AirPower wireless charging that lets you charge multiple devices at once

– 'Screen tap' unlock 

Released alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, a new 'anniversary' iPhone X has inspired memes and jokes online, mostly about users struggling with the device's record-high $1,000 price tag.

Released alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, a new 'anniversary' iPhone X has inspired memes and jokes online, mostly about users struggling with the device's record-high $1,000 price tag.

– Edge to edge display with glass on both sides of the device

– Super retina display using OLED technology – highest ever pixel density in an iPhone 

– Tuned for augmented reality capabilities 

'Now, ten years later it is only fitting we are here, in this place on this day that will set the path for for technology for the next decade.' 

The new device features a 5.8inch edge-to-edge display, wireless charging, NO home button, and 3D animated emoji called 'animoji' that you can control with your face.

All of these new features, however, lead to a  hefty price tag.

As rumored, the iPhone X costs $1,000, making it the most expensive smartphone.

Some had nothing to say but expletives  
Buying the new iPhone X is a decision that many will have to seriously think about

Some had nothing to say but expletives  

Because shelling out $1,000 for the new device is a big dent to the bank account

Because shelling out $1,000 for the new device is a big dent to the bank account

Some users who weren't sold on the phone (for its cost) posted memes about holding on to their money

Some users who weren't sold on the phone (for its cost) posted memes about holding on to their money

Because the price is essentially 'one billion dollars'

Because the price is essentially 'one billion dollars'

The record-high price tag of course led to a lot of memes. 

But, the iPhone X's new facial recognition feature that allows you to unlock the device by simply glancing at it also proved to be meme-worthy.

Twitter users made jokes about how they'll try to use the feature to hack into their significant others' and friends' phones.

 Everyone made the same Game of Thrones joke about Arya Stark.

The iPhone X's new facial recognition feature that allows you to unlock the device by simply glancing at it also proved to be meme-worthy. One Twitter user channeled the infamous CPR scene from The Office to joke she could unlock her significant other's phone

The iPhone X's new facial recognition feature that allows you to unlock the device by simply glancing at it also proved to be meme-worthy. One Twitter user channeled the infamous CPR scene from The Office to joke she could unlock her significant other's phone

Everyone made the same Game of Thrones joke 
Will the facial recognition protect against Arya Stark?

Everyone made the same Game of Thrones joke 

There were references to masks to exploit the Face ID feature as well

There were references to masks to exploit the Face ID feature as well

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