Thinner & faster iPads! Faster iMacs with a 5K display! Pixels! PIXELS!!!
Yes, the Twittersphere was on fire with everyone voicing their opinions on the latest Apple event. Reactions ran the gamut of what you’d come to expect from a new line of Apple products. While many people took the opportunity to poke fun at the technology giant, one thing is clear: we definitely all want to get our hands on some shiny new tech.
While showcasing how to place a call from a Mac, SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi placed a call to Apple’s new Chief of Secrecy, Stephen Colbert. Yes, you read that right. While asking for a new title (Supreme Allied Commander of Super Secrecy), he gave CEO Tim Cook his own new title: Chairman Honeycrisp.
Andy Ihnatko quickly sprung to action and registered chairmanhoneycrisp.com with Hover and offered Cook a deal for the domain (we’ll gladly take a new iPad as part of the deal!):
— Andy Ihnatko (@Ihnatko) October 16, 2014
Taking things one step further, Jonathan Mann – who you might remember from the Hover song – recorded a song to celebrate Cook’s new title:
The iPad’s new 8MP camera can take beautiful pictures and stunning video, with new features like time-lapse video, 120-fps slo-mo & burst mode. Now, using your iPad out in public to capture moments that will rival other cameras & phones in terms of quality; however, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should:
Don’t take photos with your iPad, people. Just, don’t. — Necromancer Lee (@nicole) October 16, 2014
While we humans were at the edge of our seats during the live stream, our canine friends didn’t really have much to wag their tails about. Marco Arment joined in and showed his dog Hops’ lacklustre reaction to the new iMac:
Important update: Hops doesn’t fully appreciate the 5K resolution. pic.twitter.com/NTh8CnlK0m
— Marco Arment (@marcoarment) October 16, 2014
Much like Hops, though, some people didn’t care too much for the dog reactions:
Don’t worry, Marco, we found Hops’ commentary very insightful. Sorry for the ruff reaction (sorry, couldn’t help myself).
John Gruber was busy keeping track of one of the not-so-obvious parts of an Apple presentation: whether the presenter’s shirt was tucked or untucked:
Replay guys: both untucked. Team untucked ahead 4-3.
— John Gruber (@gruber) October 16, 2014
Thanks, Gruber, now that’s all I’m going to think about during the next Apple event.
iPad Mini’s Brief Mention
The iPad Mini definitely got the short end of the stick in terms of an announcement. After spending a good chunk of time detailing the new iPad Air 2, the new iPad Mini’s brief announcement came almost as an afterthought. Some were not too happy about the smaller iPad’s small mention:
Some people decided to have fun with the event and post completely fake updates in a competition of sorts to see who could come up with the most outrageous new features. One of our favourites was Glenn Fleishman’s post about a transforming line of products:
Cook: “If you buy one of each of our products, they will self-assemble into Voltron.” #fakeapplelive
— Gray Fiendmonster (@GlennF) October 16, 2014
Anil Dash took things one step further and created a live blog of completely fake updates: