People Are Already Calling the iPhone 8 Obsolete and It's Not Even Out Yet

People are already roasting the iPhone 8 for being obsolete compared to the iPhone X.

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Not a moment in smartphone history can pass in peace without someone, somewhere, hopping on Twitter to mock it. To be fair, we're all being mocked all the time and nothing really matters and everything is actually ethereal, but still. Can't we just enjoy New iPhone Day without simultaneously acknowledging our participation in something that's almost suffocatingly fleeting?

Tuesday's even-more-hyped-than-usual keynote event saw Tim Cook and company unveil both the iPhone 8 and the long-rumored iPhone X. Though the iPhone X is stacked with more new features and design changes than anything Apple has done since the first generation iPhone 10 year ago, the iPhone 8 (and 8 Plus) isn't without its cost-supporting upgrades. The simplest explanation for the 8 is to look at the devices as simply the S editions of the iPhone 7, meaning you're obviously not going to get exactly the same New iPhone Feel with the 8 models.

Still, some people just aren't into the idea of the game-changing X being introduced alongside the 8. Does the (more expensive!) X immediately render the 8 obsolete? Does this simultaneous unveiling of two drastically different models fit into Apple's famously forward-thinking approach to branding? Will humankind actually be around long enough to see the next iPhone?

Let's consult the jokes and general musings:

iphone 8 : Aha it's all about me today
iphone X :

— Armixer⁷ (@bangalimixer) September 12, 2017

With the iPhone 8 and X (pronounced 10), along with Windows 8 and 10, I'm starting to believe that 7 did, in fact, eat 9.

— Tin 🦎📺 (@tininsteelian) September 12, 2017

When they try and sell the iPhone 8 then completely upstage it with the iPhone X #AppleEvent

— Jennifer Lever (@jenniferlever) September 12, 2017

iPhone X just took over the game! RIP iPhone 8 & 8+ (9/12/201-9/12/2017) #AppleEvent

— E5QUIRE (@e5quire) September 12, 2017

Usually Apple waits a year before making their phones obsolete. The iPhone 8 lasted about 10 minutes #AppleEvent

— Andrew Gebhart (@GebAndrew) September 12, 2017

When the iPhone 7 sees the iPhone 8 in stores

— Internet Palace (@InternetPalace) September 12, 2017

Apple managed to launch IPhone 8 and make it outdated all in a span of 25 minutes #AppleEvent

— Alex K Phillips (@Alexkphillips) September 12, 2017

I'm confused is it iPhone 8 or iPhone X or both idgi im too tired to figure anything out lol

— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) September 12, 2017

iPhone 8 and 8+ picks up the A11 Bionic chip, spec bump, True Tone displays. Updated 12MP camera. So basically iPhone 7s, let's be real.

— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 12, 2017

The iPhone 8 starts at $699, with the Plus going for $799 and up. The iPhone X (which won't ship out until November) will set you back a mere $999.

If anyone at Apple is reading this, feel free to send me one of each.

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