If you were trapped under a rock today or just live your life by bouncing from moment to moment, you might’ve missed the introduction of Apple’s new pair of iPhones. Not only did the company debut the iPhone 8, the $700 affordable option for your next Apple smartphone, they also brought out the iPhone X and its $1,000 price tag. You can check out all of the similarities, differences, and new features in our roundup, but the one thing that the X is bringing that is interesting here is their Face ID technology and the introduction of the Animojis thanks to the phone’s “true depth” camera.
If talking animal avatars seems familiar, you might be a fan of Black Mirror. While the show has had a few interesting ideas that have hit close to reality, including the prime minister of England being involved with a pig, the introduction of Apple’s face recognition technology and the Animojis actually hit close enough to the Charlie Brooker created series that it just had to respond to it on Twitter:
If one of those creatures looks off, it’s because the blue bear is actually the titular Waldo from the second series episode “The Waldo Moment.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brooker told them that Waldo “was about a cartoon character who ran for office. At the time, I thought that was one episode that I didn’t really nail, didn’t get the stakes right. But if you look at that now, it’s really quite terrifying.” This leads to some Trump comparisons, of course, but now it seems like we could be close to having our own cartoon character president. If we can have a reality show character, why not go the next step and just elect fictional characters. Bojack Horseman 2020, brought to you by Apple.
Season four of Black Mirror is set to premiere on Netflix soon, but you can check out “The Waldo Moment” right now and compare it to what Apple showed in its presentation earlier on Tuesday.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)