In India, iPhones are inextricably linked with kidney jokes. So much so that every new launch (including the iPhone 12 introduced in October 2020) is welcomed with memes. But what do people feel like as owners of an iPhone? Entrepreneur Ankur Warikoo recently asked this question and desi Twitter had some varied responses.
Having an iPhone in India is like ___________
Fill in the blanks
— Ankur Warikoo (@warikoo) February 1, 2021
Some people compared the ‘asset’ with owning an exclusive club membership and a diamond ring. While others admitted that it was an overrated status symbol that was burning a hole in their pockets.
Bappi Lahiri wearing Gold
— Sonali Mahtani (@sonalimahtani) February 1, 2021
An expensive and an irrevocable decision. (Apple has made it virtually impossible for its users to move to some other brand)
— Neelav Agarwala (@Neelavagarwala) February 1, 2021
Being the photographer at every gathering.
— Anmol Sachan (@AnmolSachan12) February 1, 2021
— Jay (@Curious96J) February 1, 2021
Kabhi kabhi lagta hai apun hin bhagwan hai 😀
— Srinath Kumar Tripathy (@SrinathTripathy) February 1, 2021
Having a white elephant that looks magnificent to others but burns your pocket 😬
— Kirti Bajaj (@KirtiBajaj2904) February 2, 2021
Holding an expensive club membership
— AC (@c_anindya) February 1, 2021
Owning a diamond ring!
— shefali malik (@shef_malik) February 1, 2021
having a stereotyped status symbol
— Manas Khandekar (@khandekar_manas) February 1, 2021
…pain in your right abdomen pic.twitter.com/vEZuPYqDYr
— https:// (@akhilmevada) February 1, 2021
Bina ek kidney ke jeena
— Suhas R (@RpSuhas) February 1, 2021
garnishing a dish. You don’t need it, but it looks cool.
— Arjun Kodvara (@arjun_kodvara) February 1, 2021
Still being taunted about bluetooth 😂
— Vijay a Human (@Challenge2Life) February 1, 2021
Do you own an iPhone or do you prefer Android? Tell us.