NYC TV news station thought iPhone 5 has holographic screen

Jimmy Kimmel Live recently showed that a lot of folks don't know the difference between the iPhone 4S and the upcoming iPhone 5. Now you can add an actual news division of a major TV station in New York City that can't do some very simple fact checking.

The YouTube user ralphardi posted up a Shaky Cam video of his TV set, showing a simple news report from the Fox 5 TV station in NYC reporting on the line in front of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store that is forming ahead of the iPhone 5 launch on Friday. Then the report takes a very different turn.

The video then cuts to a version of the iPhone that we have never seen before, at least in real life. Not only is this "iPhone 5" paper thin with a very large screen, it also shows the device generating a holographic keyboard and screen. In fact, the video footage comes from a fan-made video that was posted on YouTube in August 2011.

The Fox 5 website buried a correction to the video on its website Wednesday but offered no explanation on how the fan-made video footage found its way on its news report.

Source: YouTube

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What do you mean "A Version"? The paper thin thing is an idea from microsoft's Concept video. Neowin, stop giving credit where credit doesn't belong.

Laser keyboard would've been sick. Honestly this is what should have been iPhone 5 instead of what we really have (iPhone 4SX)

I don't even...

I still think people using an iPhone 4 and thinking it's the newest and greatest thing - whilst holding their iPhone 4 in their hand is classic. Stupid lemmings....

I don't even think the worst part of this clip is the false product video. It's the fact that that guy actually thinks this is the greatest thing ever made. Wow. I don't even know what to say if that guy is serious.

I don't know what's sadder, the fact they reported that, or the fact that people lining up outside an Apple store is deemed newsworthy.

Open Minded said,
Fox local news and Fox Cable news are two different things.

True but said that I would not like to have my company name associated with "Fox news" at all, no matter if "Local" or "Cable" or "Channel".

Ad Man Gamer said,
This is fox news. Is this really a surprise?

still not as bad as them airing exclusive video footage of an alien autopsy on live tv lol

Shiranui said,
Unemployed people can afford an iPhone 5?

Yes they can. And contrary to poular belief, there is nothing wrong with the Economy. If something was wrong, nobody would be buying an iPhone, Win8, Consoles etc. But they still are, in droves.

When people stop buying those things, THEN you can say the Economy is bad. Until then STFU!

Mike Frett said,

Yes they can. And contrary to poular belief, there is nothing wrong with the Economy. If something was wrong, nobody would be buying an iPhone, Win8, Consoles etc. But they still are, in droves.

When people stop buying those things, THEN you can say the Economy is bad. Until then STFU!

You're a real thinker aren't you.

Shiranui said,
Unemployed people can afford an iPhone 5?

Actually in the USA they can (unemployed and low income)get Smartphones paid for by the U.S. Gov , Free minutes (250+ minutes that roll over and don't expire) ,text messages and there is even a possibility to get free international calls . Although I do not believe that the iPhone qualifies for it.

The Lifeline Program was established in 1984 to subsidize landline phone service for low-income individuals. Under the program, telecommunications carriers submit reimbursement requests to the government-run Universal Service Fund (USF) to receive a subsidy for services provided to qualifying low-income subscribers. The USF is funded through fees collected from telecommunications carriers which are directly passed onto their customers, as part their telephone bill.

In 2008, the Lifeline Program was expanded to include wireless service providers. Between 2008 and 2009, non-landline costs for the program doubled - from $143 million to $384 million - and then doubled again, totaling over $719 million in 2010. Before the certification of the first wireless carrier, the overall Lifeline Program cost $822 million per year, an amount consistent with the previous five years. That number grew to $1.025 billion in 2009 and to $1.315 billion in 2010. According to the Federal Communications Commission, it is common for multiple wireless service providers to seek reimbursement for Lifeline services provided to the same household

http://griffin.house.gov/lifeline for more info

Mike Frett said,

Yes they can. And contrary to poular belief, there is nothing wrong with the Economy. If something was wrong, nobody would be buying an iPhone, Win8, Consoles etc. But they still are, in droves.

When people stop buying those things, THEN you can say the Economy is bad. Until then STFU!

wow friend... Guess it's that time of the moth for you or your just slow. He was wondering why they were spending days there and not at work.

Mike Frett said,

Yes they can. And contrary to poular belief, there is nothing wrong with the Economy. If something was wrong, nobody would be buying an iPhone, Win8, Consoles etc. But they still are, in droves.

When people stop buying those things, THEN you can say the Economy is bad. Until then STFU!

You deserve to be shot.