Yesterday, Apple took to the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco to unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company also used the event as a platform to take the wraps off the Apple Watch Series 2 and a set of wireless headphones that were designed to compensate for the lack of an audio jack on its latest smartphones.
As you can imagine, a lot of loyal Apple customers were unhappy with the direction that the company is headed in.
Many criticised its decision to axe the jack, while others expressed their disdain for the design of the iPhone 7’s upgraded camera.
Personally speaking, I was actually very impressed with what the firm had come up with. I’d even go as far as to say that it’s one of my favourite keynotes to date.
Having said that, I do feel that pushing consumers to use Bluetooth or Lightning headphones is a very bad idea. Sure, you can always use a regular pair of earphones by rigging them up to a 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter. However, it’s more than likely that when you need the converter the most, you won’t have it with you.
That’s enough of me jabbering on for now, though. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the iPhone 7 launch.
The Apple Watch Series 2 goes official
Apple Watch 2 Features
– Gets WET AS HELL
– Pokemon is ON IT
– Tracks your MOVEMENTS & BODILY FLUIDS
– cannot EVER BE REMOVED
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) September 7, 2016
Dear Apple: There's a lot more ceramic in a frying pan for $1100 less than the ceramic Apple Watch Series 2. Seriously, man….
— Jaime Rivera (@Jaime_Rivera) September 7, 2016
Apple shows off the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
“We’ve reduced the thickness of the phone, so now it’s 45% more likely to tumble between your car seat and armrest"
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 7, 2016
— Sam Guevarra🎗 (@samxguevarra) September 8, 2016
New iPhone is waterproof. Sales of rice to drop dramatically. #AppleEvent
— Rich Williams (@richontheradio) September 7, 2016
The new iPhone camera is really just Eve’s face from Wall-E pic.twitter.com/lapW4igI3S
— Jen Lewis (@thisjenlewis) September 7, 2016
— Safwan Ahmedmia (@SuperSaf) September 7, 2016
Fortunately iPhone 7 retains this important feature pic.twitter.com/kLJ9yDUxhz
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) September 7, 2016
iPhone 7 for £800? Airplane mode better take me to Sydney
— DJRUSSKE (@DJRUSSKE) September 8, 2016
— jdx (@jxjoson) September 8, 2016
Apparently many people don't realize that the headphone jack is used for a large variety of accessories, not just headphones. #iPhone7
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) September 8, 2016
iPhone7 for $800 when u fall down d stairs with d phone in ur pocket & hear a crack you'll be thinking God please let it be my leg .
— Lazy Bobby (@thebobbydeoll) September 8, 2016
Apple launches the AirPods
Apple should make a "find my Airpods" feature … just sayin
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 7, 2016
JUST GOT THOSE NEW AIRPODS pic.twitter.com/F77D9aKRD5
— NO CHILL (@NoChillPosts) September 8, 2016
Not really worried about losing my $169 AirPods, with the amount of people losing theirs, I should be able to find a spare or replacement.
— SoaR Kross (@Kross) September 8, 2016
— Lars (@LSAwesome) September 8, 2016
Where AirPods come from. pic.twitter.com/SLnuzRSYGo
— Kevin Fox 🦊 (@kfury) September 8, 2016
#AirPods are modern because the pods are in a relationship where there are no strings attached.
— Pranav (@pranavsapra) September 8, 2016
— Lux (@Callux) September 7, 2016
Q. How do I listen to music while my AirPods are charging?
A. Buy a second pair of AirPods.
— not Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) September 7, 2016
— i am strikes (@iamstrikesmusic) September 7, 2016
Click here for our full coverage of Apple’s iPhone 7 keynote.