The Apple iPhone Power of Suggestion: iPhone 5 Spoof

I really loved this hilarious video from the Jimmy Kimmel show demonstrating the iPhone’s power of suggestion.

His team went out on the streets with an iPhone 4 and told people it was the new iPhone 5 from Apple. The responses are quite amusing. Of course, none of our groovy readers would fall for such a gag, right?



  1. Brian Burgess

    September 13, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Wow, you know, there are several ways to analyze this..yes I know it’s just a comedy video and a small sampling, but was the iPhone announcement so unspectacular that people don’t know that what they looked at is clearly NOT an iPhone 5? Doesn’t the screen size alone give it away?

    Are people just not interested in tech and phones anymore? Or are we geeks too close to the situation and live in our own bubble and need to get lives?

    • Austin Krause

      September 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      I think that if someone with a camera crew came up to interview me for a TV show about the new iPhone 5, I would probably believe that what they were saying was true at first glance. It was an iPhone after all, and the most recent one aside from the actual 5.

      After all, unless you own the 4S or have one nearby to compare it with the external appearance hasn’t changed that much since the iPhone 4. Sure with the 5 it is thinner and has a slightly longer screen, but to the naked eye it is very similar in appearance without comparison. [4S-vs-5 comparison] I’ll also bet that most of these people have never seen the iPhone 5, so they don’t have any basis to go off of.

      Another thing to consider is that a fresh-out-of-the-box 4S is going to be faster than a 4S that has 100’s of apps installed on it, loaded into the background memory. If their 4S feels slow, they should do a Factory Reset and see if it still feels that way.

      As a tech geek, after handling the phone and going into the OS I would have immediately checked it out and realized it was in fact not a 5. What I didn’t get was that people were immediately going “oh it seems faster” after all they did was scroll the homescreen around and maybe visit a few websites.

      • Brian Burgess

        September 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

        Yea, I would think the lack of five rows of apps would give it away…funny nonetheless.

  2. Ocelotty1

    September 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Tremble before the Mighty iPhone 5:
    http://imgur.com/a/NAeNN :)

    • Brian Burgess

      September 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      LOL! That’s great!

  3. Steve Krause

    September 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I was just thinking about that new Apple Power cord. I think I heard Apple will be selling the adapter so old cords and accessories will be able to connect to the new phone at a price of $30.

    Really? $30? How many iPhones owners are there? 100 Million? 200 Million? So being that it probably costs Apple 10 cents to make the adapter, they should generate… $5.9 BILLION on that little piece of plastic…

    Now THAT was a great idea at Apple!

    • Brian Burgess

      September 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

      Actually there are two different 30 pin adapters for the new lightning connector.

      This one with a longer cord is $39.99

      And this one which is the standard adapter for $29.99

      Another thing to point out is Apple has said nothing about a bumper for the new iPhone — Nickle and Dime to the death…YAY APPLE!

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