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Being that the iPhone 5 was officially announced yesterday afternoon, many have found it to be an opportune time to use the situation to their advantage. This morning, a hilarious...
09-13-2012, 01:30 PM #1
Hilarious Video: People Tricked Into Thinking iPhone 4S is the iPhone 5
Being that the iPhone 5 was officially announced yesterday afternoon, many have found it to be an opportune time to use the situation to their advantage.
This morning, a hilarious video by Jimmy Kimmel (ABC) made it to YouTube where an experiment was performed asking random people on the street to take a look at Apple's new iPhone 5. Little did they know, the device was actually the iPhone 4S. Even more funny were the responses from the people asked to look at it. They not only legitimately believed it was the iPhone 5, but they made uneducated comments inferring that the iPhone 4S was actually better than... you guessed it... the iPhone 4S.
The comments ranged from saying: the screen was bigger, the device was thinner, the device weighs less, and the device was faster. They are all embarrassingly false due to the fact that their minds were tricked into believing the iPhone 4S in the shot was actually the iPhone 5. Some even pulled out their own iPhones to compare the two side-by-side and were still tricked.
Kimmel pokes fun at the poor souls that were tricked, stating that the iPhone 5 was announced, but has not even been released yet. This fact, along with some common sense, should invoke the conclusion that there is no iPhone 5 to be seen at this point in time, but unfortunately it didn't.
So what was it that caused the victims to claim the iPhone “5” was faster and lighter? – Several variables could have tricked them. For example, one iPhone may have been running on a cellular network that was faster than the other and gave the illusion that it was actually quicker. Maybe the fact that some of the victims were using cases on their iPhones gave the illusion that the case-less iPhone “5” was lighter.
Was the experiment cruel or just downright funny? You decide.
As ModMyi posted in March, Apple fans also had a hard time distinguishing between the iPad 2 and the new iPad (see more here).
Sources: YouTube via Gizmodo
09-13-2012, 02:05 PM #2
Good stuff Antony, lmao.
09-13-2012, 02:25 PM #3
09-13-2012, 02:41 PM #4
I get if you don't have an iPhone and you just play along mindlessly, but seriously that guy at the end has a 4S too lol. I guess in his head, since the 4 and 4S look the same, he figures the 5 looks the same too.
But the whole it's lighter and thinner thing...I dunno haha. That's a funny vid, I love Jimmy.
09-13-2012, 02:48 PM #5
The variable that made them think it was better was that they just mindlessly buy whatever comes out. If Apple made it, it must be better somehow. :/
09-13-2012, 02:50 PM #6
I posted this on my wall but didnt think it funny but more sad.
09-13-2012, 02:53 PM #7
only 5K views, but over 12K likes and 2K comments?? WTF??
Dude at 0:57 = thinner Hulk Hogan lololol
09-13-2012, 02:57 PM #8
09-13-2012, 03:25 PM #9
Wow, Apple users are not really bright. It does look the same though its just taller. Smh.
09-13-2012, 03:33 PM #10
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09-13-2012, 04:50 PM #12
The people just like all of you are SHEEPLE. That is the only reason the iPhone is still around. BAH BAH BAH
09-13-2012, 04:54 PM #13
09-13-2012, 05:20 PM #14
This reminds me of when Jay Leno set out and asked people how they felt about Sarah Palin being Obama's running mate...
09-13-2012, 08:37 PM #15
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09-14-2012, 01:55 AM #17
This all seems so juvenile to me. This whole "it's super cool, it's the best, it's mine, I love it!! Oh wait, now everyone likes it....It sucks now! It's not the same as before, I'm to cool for it now that so many people love it too!".
It's the same mentality CHILDREN have with their favorite music. They feel like they are better then all these NEW fans. They feel like they don't stand out anymore, they dont feel special anymore now that EVERYONE has a iPhone. It's pathetic really...
If you rely on your PHONE to stand out in public or in your circle of friends...You should be learning how to become a more interesting, intelligent person...not coming to Apple forums to try and fill your thirst to stand out and be "different". Guitar maybe?El Zurdo
09-14-2012, 02:27 AM #18
Even with the iPhone 5, Apple has hit a design plateau. They've hit it with the MacBooks, iMacs, Mac Pro too. None have changed significantly in the last few years or more.
And you know what? That's perfectly fine with me. I care more about what's on the inside of the device. A 3+ year old design is still looking very very nice.
09-14-2012, 02:58 AM #19
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