Apple built the iPhone X around FaceID so that people can animoji Scarface and Pulp Fiction



Apple sacrificed so many things to make the TrueDepth 3D face-mapping camera set on the iPhone X really good, that you might have already started wondering if it's all been worth it.

First off, Apple was so certain that Face ID can work flawlessly, that it disposed of the home button and Touch ID finger scanner entirely to make room for a larger display. Ouch, that must be hurting the iPhone fans' muscle memory. 

Second, since the depth camera and accompanying sensors can't be shoved under the display glass, Apple simply cut a piece of the iPhone X screen to fit the whole shebang in, forcing app developers into a scramble to overhaul their apps, and YouTube to try and fit videos around it.

So, were all those sacrifices worth the risk to alienate an entire cohort of legacy iPhone users for the simple act of unlocking your phone in a fancy new way, or mimicking your facial expression with an animated iMessage avatar? Well, people have voted and they seem to say yes, as Animoji karaoke is now being followed by Animoji-ed scenes from your favorite movies, as you can see above, and we are sure that plenty of other uses, some entertaining, some actually useful, are bound to follow. What do you think, haven't you always wanted to "say hello to my little friend" in Animoji?

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You know, I'm not the biggest proponent of emoji related things, but I gotta say, Animoji has been a real treat thus far. I send iMessages to my niece giving her instructions and she can focus on what I'm saying rather than trying to read it back to me. It can also be really fun when sitting in the office bored senseless. I can't tell you how many times I've sat at my desk with not very much to do except read Feedly, but Animoji has switched it up for at least a bit. Gotta hand it to Apple on this one... really fun little addition.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Might consider a job change if you're bored that often

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I would if the pay wasn't so good and my co-workers weren't such great people. Hard to find combo in our ever more messed up world.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Absolutely true :) Somehow the wink ;) at the end of my comment was lost.

14. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Well I have to admit most adults I know that own iPhones act like 6 year olds , get entertained with Emoji. Haha

4. dnomadic

Posts: 415; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Audio message? I'm still trying to wrap my head around the excitement. I have officially crossed over to being Old. People communicate in a different way, I need to catch up or be blown to the side as people speed past my means of communicating. #Ancient (do people still hashtag??)

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

People still use hashtags... I think. (Crap... I might be getting old too!)

15. bashsnk

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

Newsify and Feedly which one is better?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I personally prefer Feedly of the two but both are really good.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's funny to see these clips. But one doesn't even need iPhone X to capture your face in real time. An ordinary webcam will suffice https://mocap.reallusion.com/iClone-faceware-mocap/

13. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

True, even my 2008 HP Pavilion laptop with crappy 720p webcam could do similar with the Cyberlink YouCam software that came bundled.

9. gynorm

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

is it April fools day? lol

10. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Yeah, "animated" emojis....that's about the IQ level of most iPhone users....cartoonish characters, overpriced EASILY breakable junk.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You sound like a man who has had the joys of life sucked out of him. Relax... not everything needs some overarching purpose.

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Well, all people like talking emoji, check out "The Emoji Movie (2017)" it's really great and it got 2.7/10 in IMDB score /s (that's the lowest IMDB score i've ever seen)

12. whatev

Posts: 2265; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Omg, the trump one, I’m crying hahahahaha

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