iPhone X Anyone else cringe when.....

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  1. UKapple73 macrumors regular

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    you watch the iPhone add with the animoji in?
    I’ve been an Apple fan now for 10 years and I’m on my 6th iPhone. Apple used to be seen as a cool brand, a kind of techie enthusiast brand and always did some cool ads
    But this one with the Animoji is so cringe, I mean seriously....all the tech and great things you can do with an iPhone, and that’s what they choose to promote it....a woman singing with a unicorn and a turd. Cringeworthy Apple. Really awful ad campaign
     
  2. TechNismo macrumors 6502

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    Honestly Animojis were cool on the first day of release. After sending them like a couple times, it just seems overrated. You just start questioning yourself what the **** are you doing with your life
     
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    I was unimpressed with them when they announced the X but I do think they're fun to do and send
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think some are not understanding the point behind the Animoji’s. It’s not just about the Animoji itself, but its showing you the technology with the TrueDepth Camera able to use 3-D facial mapping. Granted it’s not everybody’s forte of what they want in terms of ‘Innovating’, but it is interesting technology nonetheless and where it’s leading.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Apple is trying to expand its user base with other people besides yourself, as well as others who want to be stuck in the past.

    I don't care for, nor do I have any need for Animoji. As such, it doesn't bother me that Apple is using it to try and sell a product.

    Different uses for different people.

    I think you are making way too much out of a commercial.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Apple seems to have jumped on the bathroom humor wagon lately. Something that has always turned me off.

    I don't think Apple is out of ideas but when this kind of thing gets promoted as a feature you have to wonder where their priorities are lately. I suppose appealing to groups of people who have money and like bathroom humor I guess.

    Not something me, a 47 year old man and my wife a 52 year old grown ass woman engage in.

    I'm more interested in Apple bringing over the kinds of things I jailbreak my iPhone for, but as of late ripping off jailbreak devs seems to have become less interesting to Apple.

    Or maybe I'm just too damn old to understand how important a feature sending an animated fecal icon is.
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    I think using some alternative to demonstrate that technology would have been better. Being able to send an animated fecal icon is not my thing.

    I will never understand how bathroom humor became such a thing.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Animoji to many younger people today is akin to the PacMan, Rubiks Cube, Atari 2600 for many of us.

    Young kids today have a completely different mindset than us.
     
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    I like the animojis. It’s just a fun thing behind an innovative technology. I still think they are cool.
     
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    You must be from California. :p
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I'm totally cool with that. But why does Apple have to involve bathroom stuff as part of it?

    Perhaps my 9 year old daughter and my 14 year old son are quite different than their peers. They have no interest in toilet humor and are as disgusted by it as I am.
     
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    I see that as Apple over-reaching to try and gain the younger pre-teens and early teens. If that isn't it, I don't know.

    I just wave my fist at kids, tell them to get off my technological lawn, flirt with the Apple lovin' ladies, and get on with my life. :)
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I personally don’t use Animoji‘s or emojis at all. I find them to be kind of sophomoric, but nor am I against them. I just express myself with words versus icons. For the record, I’m fairly young (32) compared to your age, but I agree certain emoticons seem rather juvenile.

    But into the same effect, I understand Apples methodology and how they were expressing the advantages of the TrueDepth Camera and how it reflects in the something fun. That’s what it’s meant to be with the Animoji’s, is just meant to be a fun and a lighthearted feature for the iPhone. Not Everyone will agree with them, but even Steve Jobs had his moments with having fun too. I Also think it’s a misconception every feature has to be specifically liked by everyone, when that’s not how it is.
     
  13. I7guy macrumors Core

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    It's true I lived in SoCal for a few years, but not today. You outed me. :)
     
  14. EM2013 macrumors 68000

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    I cringed when I first saw animojis and I cringe to this day.

    Apple has this ridiculous obsession with emojis.
     
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    Animoji sucks. I wish Apple would do stuff that customers actually want. Like a decent dark mode. Or just adding useful features instead of bullsh** like Animoji’s
     
  16. russelljg macrumors member

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    Yea, that ad is awful. To me it shows that they have very little to sell the product to the masses if once you get past the improved camera, the next ‘best’ thing is a unicorn face and poo.

    Indicative of the fact that for the majority of people the X brings very little that’s new to the table.
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I’m not a fan of the Animoji‘s either, but I disagree when you stated the iPhone X offers “Little that’s new”, when it offers gesture controls controls, Face ID, new form factor, new display, etc. You can’t say that those features are not new, when they are.
     
  18. M-A-R-V, Mar 4, 2018
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    Disagree!! Really??
    Will you please allow others to have their opinion's??

    He's clearly stating there's few new features that iPhone X have compared to the rest. And he might be true? It's all his opinion.
     
  19. russelljg macrumors member

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    My main point here is that for the ‘majority’ who buy phones not the small minority of people here, the things you mentioned aren’t important else surely Apple would feature these in Ads.

    Lots want new and improved camera functions, the main focus of X ads, how many said ‘I really want/need FaceId, OLED screen, etc’
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I will say I think the Animoji‘s are overly marketed and I don’t think they are something that appeals to a more mature demographic, but I do see the humor behind them. But I do find the 3-D facial mapping fairly interesting for what it’s worth.
     
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    Let us not forget the inordinate amount of engineering resources dedicated to iMessage, which is still slow, buggy and has one of the worst user interfaces I have ever seen, with the exception of IBM Notes maybe. And after all this, you can't even reply to individual messages, 3D touch makes a mess of things while trying to clean up a tread by selecting messages, the whole double-tap on a message to react is a blunder from a user discovery standpoint, as is the press and hold gesture to send messages with an effect, which brings up yet another awfully designed page. So I do agree, Apple has undoubtedly forgotten its roots and lost its focus, because it has started catering to a wider non-core (potentially bathroom humor-loving audience). I guess growth is a double-edged sword.
     
  22. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I would argue that gesture controls aren't new. Jailbreakers have been using Activator to reassign gestures and physical buttons for years.

    Nor would I agree with you on the form factor or FaceID. The form factor remains the same, Apple is just reaching back to the iPhone 4/4s for the glass. Face identification, although imperfect and not widely used isn't new.

    If you want to argue Apple is perfecting those things though, that I can agree with.
     
  23. UKapple73 thread starter macrumors regular

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    To me, it’s that cringeworthy I’m almost embarrassed to be an iPhone user. And I can’t be the only one so surely that is the exact opposite effect an advertisement campaign is for
     
  24. Kram Sacul macrumors 6502

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    They're not new but they're new to the iPhone and no one else has put together a phone that has all of it put together so well. Sorry, Android fans.

    Wow.
     
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    But how many average iPhone consumers are aware of jailbreaking and that form of gesture controls? I would say it’s an extreme minority. In a sense of where the iPhone came from with the home button, gesture controls is the new facet for Apple in the sense of how to navigate the iPhone. So I think you’re comparing something that’s more a aftermarket modification versus something that’s widespread now in the iPhone X. But I have never jailbroken before either and I am willing to believe that specific industry has faded for the most part.

    Perhaps you’re on a different tangent. The form factor has nothing to do with the materials as you mentioned with the glass, but it is different, because it’s longer and more narrow, which we have not had this design from Apple with the form (Height/width) of the iPhone X before with any other model iPhone.


    It isn’t? What other smart phone manufacturer are you aware of that uses 3-D facial mapping with a dot projector that uses 30,000 dots able to use biometric security to authenticate an exact depth of someone’s face?
     

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