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(YouTube)   Jimmy Kimmel hands out iPhone 4 to pedestrians, tells them it's the new iPhone 5. Hilarity ensues   (youtube.com) divider line 23
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2012-09-13 01:50:08 PM
3 votes:
this is right up there with the "end women's sufferage" campaign from the man show.
2012-09-13 01:36:09 PM
3 votes:
Jimmy Kimmel is nowhere near as funny as Jimmy Kimmel thinks he is.
2012-09-13 10:17:19 AM
3 votes:
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 03:14:30 PM
2 votes:

The_Sponge: I read fark for the pics: No one gives a god damn what kind of phone you prefer.


Well....um....

I had a Motorola KRZR up until March, and I used to receive plenty of snark from friends and coworkers...which was a sign that it was time to get a new phone.

/Went with the iPhone 4S.


it's like gradeschool kids teasing a kid for not having the latest video game. corporate america has you people by the farkin ballz!! WAKE UP!
2012-09-13 02:05:53 PM
2 votes:

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 02:00:24 PM
2 votes:

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 11:49:14 AM
2 votes:
Would've been great if he'd then handed them a Galaxy S III, and watched their little heads explode.
2012-09-13 10:44:32 AM
2 votes:
I've never held an iphone, I wouldn't know the difference.
2012-09-13 10:25:56 AM
2 votes:

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 04:30:57 PM
1 votes:

torr5962: Im still stunned the left embraced Steve Jobs so emphatically when the Iphone is the result of chinese slave labor and Apple is the epitomy of capitalist cronyism.

So no, Im not surprised they didnt recognize iphone 4 was actually iphone 5.


No fark thread would be complete without some douchebag political commentary on a subject that isn't political.
2012-09-13 03:15:32 PM
1 votes:

Shakes999: My gf and best friend both work at ATnT call center here in austin.They are bracing themselves for 2 weeks(at least) of maximum derp from the masses since pre-orders start tomorrow. I pity them


I work in the one in Ocala, Florida, the derp began Monday, and although they are offering over time, i took a vacation day, to have a nice long three day weekend.

I had to take an escalation monday from a rep because the lady wanted to order a 5 monday, and refused to beleive the rep, didnt beleive me, til I called apple and had them tell her...

Apple customers have the largest number of tech illiterate complainers I have ever come across in my 25 years of IT.
2012-09-13 03:11:05 PM
1 votes:
nutshell-movies.com

I wonder how many times we bought the same one.
2012-09-13 02:52:41 PM
1 votes:
Seriously... I honestly think some of you people are paid market shills for Apple, Samsung, etc.. No one gives a god damn what kind of phone you prefer. And they certainly don't care of your uninformed opinion of their own favourite phone. But don't let that stop you from souring the good name of the bad phone that you don't like.

/white people problems
2012-09-13 01:58:13 PM
1 votes:
The phone feels lighter because it's not bogged down with a $40 5oz case!
2012-09-13 01:55:23 PM
1 votes:

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 01:52:57 PM
1 votes:

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 01:47:39 PM
1 votes:
i171.photobucket.com

This shiat will fark you up, man.
2012-09-13 01:40:49 PM
1 votes:

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 12:54:41 PM
1 votes:

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


People-Я-Stupid™
2012-09-13 11:28:15 AM
1 votes:
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 10:47:21 AM
1 votes:
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 10:12:13 AM
1 votes:
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 10:07:59 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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