There may be a "brassiere" folder in your iPhone photos
Even Chrissy Teigen's like, WTF? Here's what else we searched on iPhone's Photos App
I don't know about you, but I was quite happy to have to manually scroll through a thousand photos in my iPhone to find that one picture of my dog lying on the floor in the shape of a kangaroo mid-jump. But for any Apple device running on iOS 10 or later, the artificial intelligence detects objects, scenes and facial expressions in photos, and sorts them into folders according to keywords (the number, it is believed, is 4,432).
One of those keywords is "brassiere."
Creepy? Of course.
It's not really a new feature – it's been around for over a year, but after Twitter user @ellieeewbu brought it up two days ago, Twitter queen Chrissy Teigen reacting to it was the PR move Apple never needed to do themselves.
She tweeted: "It's true. If u type in "brassiere" in the search of your iphotos, it has a category for every boob or cleavage pic you've ever taken. Why."
In another tweet, Chrissy pointed out: "Typing food will get you food but penis won't get you penis and boobs won't get you boobs. Just brassiere. *strokes beard*"
It's true. If u type in "brassiere" in the search of your iphotos, it has a category for every boob or cleavage pic you've ever taken. Why. pic.twitter.com/KWWmJoRneJ— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 31, 2017
Typing food will get you food but penis won't get you penis and boobs won't get you boobs. Just brassiere. *strokes beard*— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 31, 2017
Note that the image recognition isn't 100% accurate or comprehensive – I found a photo of moisturiser when I searched for "food", and there is actually no keyword algorithm for "man" or "woman." At least they dodged gender stereotypes. No body parts, either, and that's why it only gets as naughty as "brassiere". But while we can't classify human beings, it seems that Apple has the animal kingdom down to a T. Search terms range from words as vague as "dog" and "fish" to specific breeds like "corgi" and "halibut." Also, we're pretty sure most of you don't know what a sousaphone is, but Apple's iOS does. Wow, technology.
Twitterfolk had more to say.
lmfao my boobs are so little when i type brassiere into the iphone search no risque pics even show up 😞— princess👻mango (@UrLilBOO) October 31, 2017
Is it weird that I’m offended by iPhone not identifying my naked photos as ‘brassiere’ enough to be included in that tag?— Brooke Baker (@smthingcheeky) November 1, 2017
ATTENTION ALL IPHONE USERS.— ChristinaHelenBrown (@ChristinaHB_) October 31, 2017
Go to your photos.
Click on the search bar.
Type in 'Brassiere'
Welcome to a folder of your tit shots😭😂🤷🏻♀️