It’s just a phone.
Or is it?
The iPhone 5 went on sale today, resulting in massive lines outside Apple stores and a surge in social media activity. According to SocialBakers
, the number of tweets per hour mentioning the iPhone 5 this morning has surpassed 100,000.
Based on these social media reactions, the iPhone 5 is a polarizing device. People are either crazy about it, or they think people are crazy for waiting in line to buy it.
The frenzy led to a trove of clever, amusing, and bizarre tweets about the phone. Here, we highlight 10 of them:
A sign of the apocalypse?
Do those versions come with a smallpox app?
This guy is clearly an amazing lover.
The holy trinity?
Andy Dufresne would buy one.
Apple Maps are a joke, apparently.
As part of the iPhone 5 release, Apple released its version of Google Maps, but the results have been disastrous. So disastrous, in fact, that even employees of London’s Underground took a jab at the new feature.
However, this is not a joke (though it could be):
Thankfully, someone is exposing this problem.
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