Jimmy Kimmel Confirms People Love The iPhone 5, Even When It's An iPhone 4S

The iPhone 5 has been criticised for being a boring and marginal update to the iPhone 4S — at least in terms of design, since the new handset looks a lot like its predecessor. In fact, the two phones are so similar that when Jimmy Kimmel showed the iPhone 4S to random people on the street, passing it off as the iPhone 5, no one realised the ruse.

When told it was the iPhone 5, most of them praised the new handset for being lighter, faster and having a much improved screen. So why did Apple spend all that time supposedly redesigning the iPhone from the ground up? Next year, Apple should just slap the next number on the back of the previous model — it will still sell millions of them. [YouTube via Ubergizmo]


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    Maybe should have tried that with a samsung. LOL

    I hate Apple. I will never own an Apple product. But even I disagree its a marginal update. It has everything that was needed. It didnt get NFC because the backing is not there. Im sure it would be if Apple had placed it in. Then I could start using NFC in my S3 sooner.

      For a chicken-and-egg situation, someone who isn't chicken has to lay the first egg. NFC will get off the ground: banks are involved.

      You're kidding yourself if you think it's not a marginal update. Slightly bigger screen, slightly thinner, slightly faster CPU, and that's about it. Yeah there are a bunch of other smaller changes like the new touchscreen but when it comes down to the crux of it that's about what the changes amount to. It was really a nothing announcement.

      But the Apple fanboys will still buy it in droves.

    In unrelated news, Jimmy Kimmel throws out hundreds of clips of people saying, "That's not a new iPhone"

      Yeah, that's what all of these type of segments are about. Throwaway humour, really.

    What's wrong with a minimalist change to a timeless design? Porsche have done this for decades with the 911 and it's one of the most user-friendly supercars of all time.

    So, diss apple all you want, but the way they're approaching this is better than any other company. I prefer the design of the iPhone 5 to the S3 (current phone). come september 21st my gs3 will go on ebay and i will be getting the iphone 5. I am sick of constant app crashes (not fault of gs3 specs, fault of os), and the cheap design/quality of parts bothers me. iPhone 5, winning - no point having power that you wont use... gs3 is a beast under the skin but in real world tests my old 4S is better. at the end of the day you only need the phone for small tasks, you're not going to edit videos on it or anything.

      strangely enough. the iPhone actually offers the ability to make music + videos on it that android is incapable of due to latency.

      You're comparing two entirely different things here theApplelover.

      If someone bought a Porsche 911 Turbo, they probably didn't go out and buy a Porsche 911 GT2 right after it came out.

      Yet that is exactly what all these idiotic Apple fanboys are doing. If the iPhone is such a timeless design, then why the hell are people buying the iPhone 5 when they have a perfectly functional iPhone 4S?

      The fact of the matter is that Apple fanboys will waste money on pretty much anything Apple shits out, and Apple capitalized on fanboys by making marginal updates to the iPhone, just so people will go out and buy a new one.

      So riddle me this. If the iPhone is such a timeless design, then why are people treating iPhones like they are disposable by buying every new model?

    1. Interview lots of peoeple
    2. Collect a smattering of stupid idiots
    3. Edit the video to make all people look stupid
    4. Sit back and wait for trolls to pounce on it as proof that the other half are brainless

    How cqan people not notice the huge difference in thickness to start with?
    It's like maybe a millimeter thinner than the last one.
    How can they not notice this?

    /sarcasm

    As an Iphone4S owner I am disappointed for the second time with apple. Used to own the 4. Now 4S. But the 5 come on. I am not going for that bullshit again! All you guys still deffending apple should wake up. It's not a relegion you just have to be realistic about it. I am going for the Lumia 920 real revolutionary tech there and you all can't deny that. Apples starting to rot...

      I was with you all the way until you said "I am going for the Lumia 920."

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