Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a photo of him writing “hello” on an iPad using a stylus, as the company launched a new version of iPad Mini with Apple Pencil support, along with a new 10.5-inch iPad Air. However, within a few hours the photo shared by Cook, with an ivory iPad in his hand, became a canvas for a photoshop challenge on social media.
Now, as the meme became a hot trend across social media platforms, Cook used his own meme to announce the launching of a new version of AirPods. Only modified it a little and can be seen wearing new Apple earplugs while holding the iPad and the pencil. The tweet too met the same fate and only continued the photoshop battle further.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 20, 2019
Here’s the photo the Apple CEO first tweeted taht started the meme-fest:
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 18, 2019
People quickly swapped out first, his ‘hello’ and now the AirPods with almost anything they could think of. From taking a jibe at the exorbitant prices of the company’s products to mocking Apple’s ongoing feud with Spotify, people poked fun at the company using the photo. Many used the photo as a template for memes, many were directed towards Donald Trump (who called the Apple CEO ‘Tim Apple’ recently).
Here are some of the responses to Cook’s tweet:
— fishstick (@CoollestRay) March 20, 2019
— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) March 20, 2019
— Mr. Capone (@MrAlCaponeJR) March 20, 2019
— Elif Tütüncü (@elftutuncu) March 20, 2019
“It looks like you forgot about HomePod. Do you need help with that?” — Clippy pic.twitter.com/rYpDIzijSl
— Know The Ledge (@CodeSwitchATL) March 20, 2019
— steffen knors (@boba27fett) March 18, 2019
— Lykiell (@Lykiell) March 18, 2019
Wow I’m really good at this pic.twitter.com/uGW5ks5SGo
— 👽sulaiman👽 (@Obsessive_Mind) March 18, 2019
Hi Tim. pic.twitter.com/cHNx7FdZi0
— plz_username (@Dimensioner) March 18, 2019
— oneblik (@sashadejbakhsh) March 18, 2019
(Due to high prices) pic.twitter.com/AhnzsLTP0c
— George Elsham (@GeorgeElsham) March 18, 2019
— Kitze (@thekitze) March 18, 2019
— Sumukh Dhawade (@SumukhxD) March 18, 2019
— francois🍜 (@frrancoismari) March 18, 2019
— AyeeGodzilla シ (@Bluezillaa) March 18, 2019
— SaintJames (@SaintJamesELEC) March 18, 2019
The two new versions of the iPad have been showcased ahead of Apple’s March 25 event, where the Cupertino tech giant is expected to introduce its new streaming TV and subscription services.
Both the new 10.5-inch iPad Air, and 7.9-inch iPad Mini, will be made available with 64GB and 256GB storage options, and there will be three colours to choose from: silver, space gray and gold.
Apple is yet to announce when the new iPads will be available in India, but they can be expected to reach the company’s authorised resellers in the coming weeks.