iPhone 12 child of iPhone 5? Jokes and memes storm social media after Apple launches iPhone 12 series

14 October, 2020 | Ojasvi Chauhan

iPhone 12 Offbeat

Technology giant Apple on Tuesday launched 4 new smartphones through its virtual event called 'Hi, Speed'. The new smartphones released by Apple are being trolled all over the internet for their fe...

Apple launched its new range of smartphones, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max on Tuesday through a virtual event, ‘Hi, Speed’. Apple’s launch event is usually held in September but it was delayed this year due to Covid-19 and was held on October 13, 2020. Netizens have flooded the internet with memes and jokes on the new releases.

Apple loyalists who wait for Apple’s new releases with much anticipation were seen trolling the new variants released by the company. People shared hilarious memes and jokes on social media calling the new releases as hardly any different from the previous ones.

Usually, Apple is trolled for its high prices but this time, it was different.  Apple introduced phones similar to its earlier versions and the way it put it as something new was hilarious to netizens. Loyalists complained that the camera features of iPhone 12 were similar to those of iPhone 11. Some people said that iPhone 12 was the child of iPhone 11 and iPhone 5.

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As it is the ritual, the all-time favourite meme of netizens about being able to buy an iPhone only after selling a kidney was also shared. But the main and most common concern remained, “Why would someone buy an iPhone 12 that looks oddly similar to iPhone 5?”

The technology giant had launched 4 smartphones in yesterday’s event that was held in Apple Park, California. iPhone 12’s preorders will be taken October 16 onwards and the orders will be dispatched from October 23. The preorders for iPhone 12 Pro Max are scheduled to commence from November 6, 2020, and the orders will be shipped a week later.

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