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2012-09-13 10:07:59 AM
There must have been at least one person who called BS and they just didn't include it in the footage, right? That or once again I have to question my faith in humanity. Who am I kidding, I lost that a long time ago.
 
2012-09-13 10:12:13 AM
I'm willing to believe Steve Jobs was a design genius, but really, how important is that when your customer is someone who can't tell that the thing in his left hand is the same as the thing in his right hand?
 
2012-09-13 10:15:35 AM
People are gullible. Just looking at the sales projections for the iPhone 5 confirms this.
 
2012-09-13 10:17:19 AM
I'm betting that a lot of people were just saying good things about the phone because they wanted their footage to be used on TV. If they picked it up and said "looks the same to me" they'd assume they wouldn't be on TV.
 
2012-09-13 10:25:56 AM

Trivia Jockey: I'm betting that a lot of people were just saying good things about the phone because they wanted their footage to be used on TV. If they picked it up and said "looks the same to me" they'd assume they wouldn't be on TV


You give a lot of people to much credit.
 
2012-09-13 10:44:32 AM
I've never held an iphone, I wouldn't know the difference.
 
2012-09-13 10:47:21 AM
I can't watch the video here but what's the joke? Don't all the iPhone versions look pretty much alike?
 
2012-09-13 11:28:15 AM
Interesting take on people's perception.

Although they might be right about it being "faster." I'm not familiar with the current architecture of the iPhone OS, but if it allows some form of bloatware to run, a new phone will indeed be a little faster than an old one loaded up with crap. Again, that depends on the OS architecture, so I don't know.
 
2012-09-13 11:33:14 AM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-13 11:49:14 AM
Would've been great if he'd then handed them a Galaxy S III, and watched their little heads explode.
 
2012-09-13 12:35:31 PM
It's almost difficult to believe that no one caught on. Almost.
 
2012-09-13 12:54:41 PM

Apos: It's almost difficult to believe that no one caught on. Almost.


People-Я-Stupid™
 
2012-09-13 01:29:28 PM

Marcus Aurelius: People are gullible. Just looking at the sales projections for the iPhone 5 confirms this.


Come on now! The screen is bigger, it can display a whole extra row of icons! And its almost got the right dimensions to display a standard 16:9 video without letter boxing or cropping. Almost.

And its the first phone in the world to support LTE!

/Actually would have expected Steve Jobs to have said that when they added LTE support, had he still been alive to launch the iPhone 5.
 
2012-09-13 01:33:46 PM

beantowndog: I've never held an iphone, I wouldn't know the difference.



I've seen them once or twice, I also wouldn't know the difference.
 
Although, with any of these late night comedy bits where they go out on the street... you know there's some shenanegans going on.
 
2012-09-13 01:36:09 PM
Jimmy Kimmel is nowhere near as funny as Jimmy Kimmel thinks he is.
 
2012-09-13 01:39:40 PM

Rev.K: Jimmy Kimmel is nowhere near as funny as Jimmy Kimmel thinks he is.


Aaaaaaawwwwww....
 
2012-09-13 01:40:14 PM
What if those people are only familiar with an iPhone 3 or 3g? Then their statements would be true. As for the guy that has a 4S, well, he's just excited about new things.
 
2012-09-13 01:40:15 PM

Mugato: I can't watch the video here but what's the joke? Don't all the iPhone versions look pretty much alike?


He handed it to them and let them play with it, too.
 
2012-09-13 01:40:49 PM

Mugato: I can't watch the video here but what's the joke? Don't all the iPhone versions look pretty much alike?


People are raving about how much faster, lighter and brighter the new phone is. Except they're holding the old phone.
 
2012-09-13 01:41:21 PM

downstairs: beantowndog: I've never held an iphone, I wouldn't know the difference.


I've seen them once or twice, I also wouldn't know the difference.
 
Although, with any of these late night comedy bits where they go out on the street... you know there's some shenanegans going on.


You'd think so, but a dumb person is bound to come by so you're just not seeing the time between the dumb folks.
 
2012-09-13 01:42:13 PM

beantowndog: I've never held an iphone, I wouldn't know the difference.


Pretty much THIS.

/never had one, probably never will
//will get the Samsung Galaxy III
 
2012-09-13 01:44:11 PM
I'm curious about how many people DIDN'T make the video cut. I suspect a lot of people are stupid, but I'm curious how many just said "It looks the same" or some variation thereof.
 
2012-09-13 01:46:48 PM
As others already stated, some people must have caught on, but overall, I'm just not surprised.
 
2012-09-13 01:47:39 PM
i171.photobucket.com

This shiat will fark you up, man.
 
2012-09-13 01:49:35 PM
Is he still around? UNfunny farker
 
2012-09-13 01:50:08 PM
this is right up there with the "end women's sufferage" campaign from the man show.
 
2012-09-13 01:50:11 PM

Decillion: downstairs: beantowndog: I've never held an iphone, I wouldn't know the difference.


I've seen them once or twice, I also wouldn't know the difference.
 
Although, with any of these late night comedy bits where they go out on the street... you know there's some shenanegans going on.

You'd think so, but a dumb person is bound to come by so you're just not seeing the time between the dumb folks.



I've always wondered how edited Jay Leno's "stupid people on the street" bit (or whatever its called) is.  Like, do they edit out the 50-75% of correct responses?
 
2012-09-13 01:52:57 PM

downstairs: I've always wondered how edited Jay Leno's "stupid people on the street" bit (or whatever its called) is. Like, do they edit out the 50-75% of correct responses?


Or how many people realize what's going on, and know they need to give dumb answers so they have a shot at getting on TV?
 
2012-09-13 01:53:34 PM

frepnog: this is right up there with the "end women's sufferage" campaign from the man show.


Haha, glad I am not the only person here that remembers that. That was HILARIOUS!
 
2012-09-13 01:55:23 PM

ShawnDoc: Marcus Aurelius: People are gullible. Just looking at the sales projections for the iPhone 5 confirms this.

Come on now! The screen is bigger, it can display a whole extra row of icons! And its almost got the right dimensions to display a standard 16:9 video without letter boxing or cropping. Almost.

And its the first phone in the world to support LTE!

/Actually would have expected Steve Jobs to have said that when they added LTE support, had he still been alive to launch the iPhone 5.


I'm surprised they didn't at least say that they're doing LTE the "right" way, which is basically what they said about making a bigger screen (to fit your hand, not because it's the new standard size for mid-range phones). 

The do apparently have the thinnest smartphone in the world, which just happens to be thicker than the Droid RAZR.
 
2012-09-13 01:55:25 PM

Science_Guy_3.14159: frepnog: this is right up there with the "end women's suffrage" campaign from the man show.

Haha, glad I am not the only person here that remembers that. That was HILARIOUS!


fark yeah. "come on! who wants women to suffer? END WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE NOW!"
 
2012-09-13 01:57:13 PM

frepnog: Science_Guy_3.14159: frepnog: this is right up there with the "end women's suffrage" campaign from the man show.

Haha, glad I am not the only person here that remembers that. That was HILARIOUS!

fark yeah. "come on! who wants women to suffer? END WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE NOW!"


At least they left in some smart people who actually knew what suffrage means.
 
2012-09-13 01:58:13 PM
The phone feels lighter because it's not bogged down with a $40 5oz case!
 
2012-09-13 01:59:42 PM

larkmaj: frepnog: Science_Guy_3.14159: frepnog: this is right up there with the "end women's suffrage" campaign from the man show.

Haha, glad I am not the only person here that remembers that. That was HILARIOUS!

fark yeah. "come on! who wants women to suffer? END WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE NOW!"

At least they left in some smart people who actually knew what suffrage means.


I like how a guy was one of the only people that women's suffrage was, and he got pretty pissed at them
 
2012-09-13 02:00:23 PM
I like how a guy was one of the only people that knew what women's suffrage was, and he got pretty pissed at them
 
2012-09-13 02:00:24 PM

rumpelstiltskin: I'm willing to believe Steve Jobs was a design genius, but really, how important is that when your customer is someone who can't tell that the thing in his left hand is the same as the thing in his right hand?


CSB:

I was at the mall with the wife. She wanted to keep shopping (women...amirite?) I decided to take a break and surf the internet at an apple store.

A guy had just purchased an ipad2 and was getting a lesson from the apple employee....And the employee is going through the typical list of things....you can look at pictures, play games, read books, check your email, surf the internet....

And the customer goes..."wait, I can check email on here? how do I do that?"

And this wasn't a question of "how do I set it up" or "where's the app for that?"...this was a guy who had just spent (at least) $500 on an ipad....and he had no idea what it did or how to use it.

That was the day I realized apple isn't a tech company. They are a brand. And simply owning the "thing" is more important that what it does. Which is why the iphone5, 6 and 7...will continue to sell despite making only minor upgrades and lagging years behind other companies in technology.
 
2012-09-13 02:00:40 PM

4NSpy: What if those people are only familiar with an iPhone 3 or 3g? Then their statements would be true. As for the guy that has a 4S, well, he's just excited about new things.


Yeah, that's true but you'd think they would have at least seen a 4. IMHO the only way to tell a 4 from a 4S is Siri and that's about it. I do think the screen on the iPad3 is much better than the iPad2 though.
 
2012-09-13 02:01:09 PM
I kind of liked my headline... :-(
 
2012-09-13 02:03:10 PM

Mugato: I can't watch the video here but what's the joke? Don't all the iPhone versions look pretty much alike?


Yeah, but people who ostensibly own the current one were saying things like 'Wow, much =faster', and 'The old one doesn't have both a back and front camera' on it. They also thought it was lighter and had a larger screen. In other words, these people had no idea what they were talking about.
 
2012-09-13 02:05:53 PM

Mugato: I can't watch the video here but what's the joke? Don't all the iPhone versions look pretty much alike?


Several people actually pulled out their own phones, looked at the two next to each other, and still stated that the "new" one was better in various ways.
 
2012-09-13 02:10:13 PM

dopeydwarf: There must have been at least one person who called BS and they just didn't include it in the footage, right? That or once again I have to question my faith in humanity. Who am I kidding, I lost that a long time ago.


Probably. As I always tell people, you don't set up a gag like this and just show the first ten people who show up. You stand on that street for 8 hours and shoot hundreds of people and use the ten best that illustrate your point.
 
2012-09-13 02:13:51 PM

Mikey1969: Mugato: I can't watch the video here but what's the joke? Don't all the iPhone versions look pretty much alike?

Yeah, but people who ostensibly own the current one were saying things like 'Wow, much =faster', and 'The old one doesn't have both a back and front camera' on it. They also thought it was lighter and had a larger screen. In other words, these people had no idea what they were talking about.


To be fair though that is not a iphone or even a technology thing, just human nature. Crap reheated food eaten in a nice restaurant (and passed off as gourmet) gets higher reviews than the same food in it's original packaging for example.
 
2012-09-13 02:15:35 PM

Mikey1969: Mugato: I can't watch the video here but what's the joke? Don't all the iPhone versions look pretty much alike?

Yeah, but people who ostensibly own the current one were saying things like 'Wow, much =faster', and 'The old one doesn't have both a back and front camera' on it. They also thought it was lighter and had a larger screen. In other words, these people had no idea what they were talking about.


Oh well that's different, if they were owners of the previous version. Like I said I can't watch the video here.
 
2012-09-13 02:18:08 PM
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2012-09-13 02:28:02 PM
Or all the people that peed their pants waiting on Halo the Undeadening, or XBox or the 787 or ...

/people get psyched for what they want
 
2012-09-13 02:28:48 PM
Define "hilarity".
 
2012-09-13 02:29:34 PM
The people who said it wasn't real or that they aren't released until mid-September are probably cut out of the videos.

For instance, my uncle was picked for a Jaywalking segment and got every one of the answers correct. The producers or handlers or whatever made me sign the release to appear on TV. What do you know....he wasn't used that night...or ever. It's just not as funny when common people know the answers to "Who is the current Secretary of State?"
 
2012-09-13 02:35:08 PM

Science_Guy_3.14159: frepnog: this is right up there with the "end women's sufferage" campaign from the man show.

Haha, glad I am not the only person here that remembers that. That was HILARIOUS!


Count me down as well. I miss that show.

/now...girls jumping on trampolines!
 
2012-09-13 02:50:30 PM

Marcus Aurelius: People are gullible. Just looking at the sales projections for the iPhone 5 confirms this.


I'll buy a couple for me and my wife after the frenzy dies down. Our current phones are four years old and I've been waiting for LTE since this one is extremely slow at loading maps, etc. over 3G, and there wasn't anything about the 4 series that I saw as compelling. So between LTE, the new connector and the sum of the incremental improvements they've made since I bought ours, we'll get the 5s, grab a couple of Otter Boxes for our old ones and pass them to our boys. Then we'll wait another 3-4 years and see what things look like then.

I like the iPhone but am under no illusion that it's "something only Apple would do". I don't care that they shaved off 2 millimeters of thickness; I would have preferred that they keep it the same thickness and use the extra space for more battery capacity. I don't need a lot of apps, I just want something that works well and is easy to use. We have a Mac at home and it's just easier to keep everything synced this way. We also have a lot of people at work with iDevices and having one helps me know what they're talking about when they ask questions (I'm in IT).
 
2012-09-13 02:51:30 PM

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too soon..

and stay clear of low flying planes.
 
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