Watch Tim Cook try Animoji for a Duke commencement ceremony
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. The phone maker 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, hurting loyal fans' muscle memory in the process.
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, at least the CEO Tim Cook totally thinks it's been worth it, as he is announcing its upcoming commencement speech at Duke in the form of Animoji. Mr Cook is perhaps Duke's most famous alum at the moment, so it makes sense that he accepted to speak to the graduating students in May, but the foxy form he appears in at the end of the video shows how proud Apple is of its iPhone X's FaceID and Animoji creations.