Everyone Is Freaking Out Over Apple’s iPhone Announcement—and Not in a Good Way

By John Boone, ET, September 9, 2014

Apple announced a new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus today, plus the Apple Watch.

Let’s start with the facts: As speculated, Apple announced two new iPhones. And they’re apparently the best phones ever: The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have bigger screens (4.7 and 5.5 inches, respectively), better battery life, a better camera…for taking selfies, and a bunch of other techno stuff that basically means these two are harder, better, fast, stronger.

Other exciting announcements include: Apple Pay, a “reinvention” of the wallet, that stores all your credit cards and allows “easy, secure, and private” wireless payments. And Apple Watch, a chic smart watch used for fitness, communication and, well, basically anything you want it to do.

But it may have been difficult to get all of that. At the beginning of his talk, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Today we’re announcing the biggest advancement in the history of iPhone.” What Apple may not have spent so much time on what advancements in live streaming.

The live stream would cut out every few minutes, switching to color bars or a pre-filmed video intro. For fans that were able to get through to the stream, they had to listen to the speaker and a Chinese translator at the same time. It was a bit of a mess.

Eventually, Apple seemed to figure it out and everything eventually ran (more or less) smoothly. And thankfully there was one bright moment amid the early mess: This guy named Tommy, who was brought onstage to show off the new iPhone’s video game capabilities, as well as his awesome scarf:

Blast from the not-so-distant past: Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs!

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