Conan spoofs Apple's iPhone event and Face ID

Apple's recent new product introduction event proved to be inspiration for Conan O'Brien and his crew of comedy writers. And what could provide more hours of entertainment than watching a fake Craig Federighi answer ridiculous questions about the new Face ID feature that will debut on the Apple iPhone X. During this made-up Q & A session with consumers, one asks, "Does it work with the butt?" Another asks the phony Federighi if he remembered the movie Face-Off with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta.

After a series of odd questions, finally one consumer asks "What is the maximum number of faces that the phone can recognize?" Relieved to get a real question, Federighi  responds, "Just one, just your own." The guy then raises a garbage can and says "I've got six." The Apple executive quickly wraps up the event and on stage we can hear him say, "Siri, can you call the police."

As you probably know by now, Face ID is replacing Touch ID on the Apple iPhone X. Without any buttons to press on the front of the device, Apple devised the face recognition system to allow users to unlock the phone and to verify the user's identity when using Apple Pay. When the real Federighi demonstrated Face ID on stage, he had to enter his passcode when the recognition system seemed to fail. But as we told you yesterday, the feature is designed to require the user's passcode after two failed attempts to unlock the unit with Face ID. Since the iPhone X used during the show belonged to Federighi (the real one), and others had handled the phone before him, it appears that the iPhone X did exactly what it was designed to do.

But we digress. You can check out Conan's take on Face ID by clicking the video at the top of the story.

source: TeamCoco

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1. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao that was great

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"I have 6" "Does it work with the butt?" ROFL!

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So it won't work on your butt... how about your other "head"? That was missing from the skit.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Oh dude, If that means what I think it means, than you're a genius!

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I was aiming for pervert, but I'll take genius.

14. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Historically speaking... a lot of geniuses were also perverts. So, you can be both. Enjoy!

4. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Do you remember the Nicolas Cage and John Travolta movie Face off? Yes, yes I do. Thank you. LOLOLOL Hahahahahahahahaha.

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Hahaha that was awesome.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Good stuff. Conan should still have the tonight show.

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I'm sure if he went out every night and turned it into The Trump Bashing Show, the station would be more than happy to bring him back... joking aside, this is not the publicity Apple was looking for lol.

7. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012


8. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

this was hilarious. I'm literally my laughing my ass/face off

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

GTHO with that, "the iphoneX did exactly what it was designed to do" and "as we told you yesterday" ha, as if that excuses the indeed, fail. If ya'll want to suck up to that lame excuse that many stage crew were messing with it blah, blah, BS! Nobody should've been messing with it, the phone should have been ready to go, so however you wanna slice it, the demo FAILED.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Apple is the worst. I hope that statement relieves your soul.

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Yeah, the problem with the explanation that there was too many people backstage handling it and causing it to lock falls off when, as another site that isn't an Apple apologist pointed out, Federighi needed only to input the security code to unlock the phone. Instead... he went and grabbed a different phone. Also, I'd think some producer in the back would have signaled someone if the handset about to be on stage for demonstration was having any kind of issue.

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