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Tech fans poke fun at iPad Pro and Apple Pencil on social media

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By Everton Gayle
Tech fans poke fun at iPad Pro and Apple Pencil on social media

<p>Critics took to Twitter to mock the latest releases from the US technology firm.</p> <p>The company unveiled new iPhones, an iPad Pro with a pencil accessory and an upgraded version of its TV box.</p> <p>Chief executive officer Tim Cook showed off the new devices at San Francisco’s 7,000 seater Bill Graham civic auditorium.</p> <p>The new iPad Pro comes with four speakers, is 6.9mm thin but with a 12.9-inch display it is the company’s biggest pad yet. It comes with a $169 Apple Pencil.</p> <p>Many were quick to note that Steve Jobs, the late company’s co-founder, mocked the idea of a stylus. Others openly made fun of the reinvention of a daily tool and its price. </p> <p>The Ipad Pro was not spared as fans took to social media to poke fun at what they considered was its inflated size. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No comments <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPencil?src=hash">#iPencil</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wemissyouSteve?src=hash">#wemissyouSteve</a> <a href="http://t.co/EyaXcbxf4E">pic.twitter.com/EyaXcbxf4E</a></p>— Gonzalo Romero (@GonzaloETC) <a href="https://twitter.com/GonzaloETC/status/641723600274345985">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Apple Pencil. That rolling sound? That's Steve in his grave.</p>— Nimish Dubey (@nimishdubey) <a href="https://twitter.com/nimishdubey/status/641665297682821120">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Apple Pencil prototype leaked <a href="http://t.co/cE4eH9gcVT">pic.twitter.com/cE4eH9gcVT</a></p>— Eric Sapp (@ericsapp) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericsapp/status/641665684695441408">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Apple Pencil prototype leaked <a href="http://t.co/cE4eH9gcVT">pic.twitter.com/cE4eH9gcVT</a></p>— Eric Sapp (<code>ericsapp) <a href="https://twitter.com/ericsapp/status/641665684695441408">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hate to brag, but i am the first person to get my hands on the new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Apple?src=hash">#Apple</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pencil?src=hash">#Pencil</a> <a href="http://t.co/LfaekHlfWh">pic.twitter.com/LfaekHlfWh</a></p>&mdash; Daddy (</code>LifeisSavage) <a href="https://twitter.com/LifeisSavage/status/641672259887828996">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">iPad Pro seduces Twitter but Apple Pencil gets the shaft <a href="http://t.co/CXwBvLpheR">http://t.co/CXwBvLpheR</a> <a href="http://t.co/yrkxvPrh57">pic.twitter.com/yrkxvPrh57</a></p>— Cult of Mac (@cultofmac) <a href="https://twitter.com/cultofmac/status/641711172719280128">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hey Apple, I know you’ve got a $100 pencil but this one works too. <a href="http://t.co/fIvxUjRtZ8">pic.twitter.com/fIvxUjRtZ8</a></p>— Austin Evans (@austinnotduncan) <a href="https://twitter.com/austinnotduncan/status/641670075930415104">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Para borrar lo que escribas con el <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPencil?src=hash">#iPencil</a> necesitas la iGoma y si le borras con la parte azul te rompe el iPhone <a href="http://t.co/dzOjWHu81t">pic.twitter.com/dzOjWHu81t</a></p>— True Colors (Gus) ◢◤ (@guzilook) <a href="https://twitter.com/guzilook/status/641769864210747392">September 10, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wait. Did <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/apple?src=hash">#apple</a> just invent the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/pencil?src=hash">#pencil</a>?</p>— John Legere (@JohnLegere) <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnLegere/status/641667193554341889">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Didn't see this coming: "Apple Pencil." <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24AAPL&src=ctag">$AAPL</a> <a href="http://t.co/oyfKKszdko">pic.twitter.com/oyfKKszdko</a></p>— scott budman (@scottbudman) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottbudman/status/641665174613585920">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">And you guys. They're making a stylus for it. Called Apple Pencil. And Apple Pencil gets its own Jonny Ive video. NO <span class="caps">JOKE</span>.</p>— Molly Wood (@mollywood) <a href="https://twitter.com/mollywood/status/641665030144921600">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Apple Pencil” IT IS <span class="caps">LITERALLY</span> <span class="caps">JUST</span> A <span class="caps">STYLUS</span></p>— Sophie Kleeman (@sophie_kleeman) <a href="https://twitter.com/sophie_kleeman/status/641665022100242432">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Apple Pencil. It's not a stylus, guys.</p>— Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) <a href="https://twitter.com/bzamayo/status/641665016895287296">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Victorious did it first. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPadPro?src=hash">#iPadPro</a> <a href="http://t.co/l3VUCDh5ei">pic.twitter.com/l3VUCDh5ei</a></p>— yer a lizard, barry (@burcumcclelland) <a href="https://twitter.com/burcumcclelland/status/641730279690797056">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Look, I'm sure the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPadPro?src=hash">#iPadPro</a> is a good device. It just drives me <span class="caps">NUTS</span> when they copy and proclaim it "innovation".</p>— Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenThePCGuy/status/641708319384535040">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">CAN’T. <span class="caps">WAIT</span>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPadPro?src=hash">#iPadPro</a> <a href="http://t.co/Fv8t2qJwAg">pic.twitter.com/Fv8t2qJwAg</a></p>— Mathieu Lebreton (@god_daaamn) <a href="https://twitter.com/god_daaamn/status/641672483901300737">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ppl at the shows be like <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPadPro?src=hash">#iPadPro</a> <a href="http://t.co/Xy2C7QXtje">pic.twitter.com/Xy2C7QXtje</a></p>— Mathieu Lebreton (@god_daaamn) <a href="https://twitter.com/god_daaamn/status/641670658951245824">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The iSupport – also to be sold alongside the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPadPro?src=hash">#iPadPro</a>. Because no one should hold a TV one-handed. <a href="http://t.co/5Jfz6v31rx">pic.twitter.com/5Jfz6v31rx</a></p>— Raz (@raztweets) <a href="https://twitter.com/raztweets/status/641669633829937152">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Holy f*ck that’s big. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TWSS?src=hash">#TWSS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPadPro?src=hash">#iPadPro</a> <a href="http://t.co/dnXmMmabZm">pic.twitter.com/dnXmMmabZm</a></p>— Jonathan Morrison (@tldtoday) <a href="https://twitter.com/tldtoday/status/641662822649204736">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/Apple"><code>apple</a> just snapped this picture of <a href="https://twitter.com/meechone"></code>meechone</a> using his <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPadPro?src=hash">#iPadPro</a>. You guys rock! <a href="http://t.co/OAUnOcZrCo">pic.twitter.com/OAUnOcZrCo</a></p>— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) <a href="https://twitter.com/zoowithroy/status/641667777837727744">September 9, 2015</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>