‘We can finally buy an iPhone 5!’ Egyptians react hilariously to new iPhones
Hilarious reactions filled social media this week as Egyptians reacted to Apple unveiling its new set of smartphones: the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.
The iPhone 8 has been described by tech experts as a revamp of the iPhone 7 but with a new glass design, improved display and updated camera.
While many in the West have already commented on the high prices of the new gadgets, it’s even worse for Egyptians paying in local currency.
Given that the devaluation of the Egyptian pound has already made everything in the country more expensive, some Egyptians have already began wondering how can they afford purchasing the new iPhone.
Another Facebook user wrote: “Thankful that the iPhone 8 is out so the iPhone 7’s prices will start getting lower and iPhone 6 will be much lower, so I can finally afford to buy a used iPhone 5.”
Prices of the new phones start at $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus. For Egyptians paying in local currency, prices of the cellphone will not cost less than a whopping 12,000 pounds.
Prices of the iPhone X, which is being dubbed the iPhone 10, will start at $999 (almost 22,000 Egyptian pounds). Instead of a Touch ID, the high-end smartphone is able to recognize its owner's face to unlock screens.
Jokes on the face recognition feature flickered social media, one Facebook user wrote:
“iPhone X unlocks screens with a face ID...how would it work with people who are two-faced?”
Another user wondered: “Will the [new] iPhone be able to unlock [a screen] of a girl’s face without makeup?”
The same user also mocked the fact that the new iPhones have a glass back, saying: “iPhone’s front and back sides are now all-in-glass, as if we knew how to keep the front screen from getting damaged.”
All three new handsets will be capable of wireless charging and are adapted for augmented reality with more powerful processors and cameras. They also had memory space boost in a nod to the modern day demand for storing rich data.