Some people can't differentiate between iPhone 5s and iPad mini

Apple announced two new iPhone models on Tuesday, the iPhone 5c with its plastic case, and the more powerful iPhone 5s with a fingerprint scanner. While both phones won't go on sale until Sept. 20, it appears that regular consumers can still be fooled just by being told an object that's handed to them on the street is the new iPhone 5s.

You may remember that in 2012, a segment on the late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live showed people who were just walking on Hollywood Boulevard were handed the iPhone 4s, but were told it was the new (at that time) iPhone 5. The clip was filled with people who said on camera that the device was faster, lighter, had a larger screen and more.

Well, Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to have some more fun with the public and posted a new video segment on Tuesday night. It had people on the street who were handed a technology gadget but were told that it was the new iPhone 5s. This time, the gadget was not the current iPhone 5 but the iPad mini. Yes, a 7.9-inch tablet with no native phone hardware was being presented to people on the street as the new iPhone 5s.

The result? The video clip is again filled with people who apparently have no electronic gadget skills whatsoever. One person actually said the "new iPhone 5s" was slimmer and lighter than the old iPhone 5 and another claims it was "a lot smaller" than the current model.

That's not all. One person who is given the "new iPhone 5s" in the video is told there is a new "click it and lick it" feature, which lets people click on the home screen button and then they can lick a button to taste different flavors. Yes, the person on camera claims she tasted the new flavors of the iPhone 5s.

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube

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How is this news? Some people can't tell the difference between a Hyundai and a KIA.
What about the difference between a NOKIA 510 and a NOKIA 925?

These are the exact people who stand in line to get Apple's stuff. Just totally clueless.
All they had to do is look on the back and see it says iPad. Smaller? How is something that can fit in your pocket and now cant actually be smaller?

I can't believe that girl actually licked it!

are you serious? The video is clearly fake. How gullible can you be? I think they're actually making fun of clueless and gullible people such as yourself.

stevan said,
are you serious? The video is clearly fake. How gullible can you be? I think they're actually making fun of clueless and gullible people such as yourself.
I I know the video is fake. I saw the last one he did. The point of what I am saying, is there are people who are exactly like this. It is it had a huge amount of exaggeration, but so did Samsung's commercial. But the principle of the point is true. I mean, face it; unless you are close, you cannot tell the difference in almost of the recent iPhone models. I bet I could hand someone an iPhone 4 and tell them this is an iPhone 5 and they wouldn't know any difference. Its obvious them calling a tablet smaller when its bigger it was all a set up.

yes, and everyone can differentiate between the Lumia 920 and 1020.....

this site is more biased then Fox.........

plus, the video is clearly fake.

Edited by prue3, Sep 11 2013, 6:19pm :

prue3 said,
yes, and everyone can differentiate between the Lumia 920 and 1020.....

this site is more biased then Fox.........

plus, the video is clearly fake.

what I find really funny is how all of you take humor so serious when it comes to your beloved iPhone?

Like guys who watch wrestling and get all into it, knowing that its fake. Or girls who watch soaps and get all emotional knowing that its fake. Or how people get into reality shows, even though what you see is happening, its all just fake for tv. Many have fake friends and coworkers. I mean, they know fake. But if what they love so much is being faked, then they simply get more involved. Sad really.

I say Apple is not to blame here... look at the latest Android phones, they are starting to look like tablets! lol

stevan said,
If only Microsoft could get as much free publicity.

Don't think MS (or any company) need idiots being trolled on a TV show to "help" them.

SirJimmyOfRussell said,

Don't think MS (or any company) need idiots being trolled on a TV show to "help" them.

I think their marketshare would say differently..

Also, Jimmy Kimmel lost all credibility with his "fake twerking video".

stevan said,

I think their marketshare would say differently..

Also, Jimmy Kimmel lost all credibility with his "fake twerking video".

No I don't think any company would actively seek "OH YEA I CAN TASTE THE STRAWBERRY"-while licking the screen type customers. You did realise it's a subtle dig at retards right? The "windows taste like strawberries!" joke?

This defense of Apple by you is pretty desperate and sad.

stevan said,

I think their marketshare would say differently..

Also, Jimmy Kimmel lost all credibility with his "fake twerking video".


That was a big mistake by him. Now every video he puts out, like this latest one, I believe fake.

SirJimmyOfRussell said,

No I don't think any company would actively seek "OH YEA I CAN TASTE THE STRAWBERRY"-while licking the screen type customers. You did realise it's a subtle dig at retards right? The "windows taste like strawberries!" joke?

This defense of Apple by you is pretty desperate and sad.

No, you being gullible is desparate and sad.

vcfan said,
Making fun of and presenting your userbase as ****tards Is not something a company Is jealous of.

Video is fake buddy. Relax. Still free publicity for Apple.

stevan said,

No, you being gullible is desparate and sad.

I'm fully aware of Kimmel's antics. It's perception - and the perception being painted is that you're a dumbass if you buy an iPhone.

MS and Nokia pay out the butt for product placements. Did you see the 1020 in the Roar music video and suddenly Mindy on The Mindy Project has a Lumia instead of an iPhone?

SirJimmyOfRussell said,

I'm fully aware of Kimmel's antics. It's perception - and the perception being painted is that you're a dumbass if you buy an iPhone.

Yeah, not going to argue with that one. It is becoming a perception nowadays, even around my friends who all own iPhones. Specially the ones that upgrade very single year...

SirJimmyOfRussell said,

Don't think MS (or any company) need idiots being trolled on a TV show to "help" them.

Actually, Microsoft needs all the help they can get...

omgben said,

Actually, Microsoft needs all the help they can get...

Think they're doing OK. 95%+ of the PC market, a console vying for top spot, a growing phone OS and a host of other software services doing nicely too.

All merging into one Windows 8 based experience. The competition are well behind.

SirJimmyOfRussell said,

I'm fully aware of Kimmel's antics. It's perception - and the perception being painted is that you're a dumbass if you buy an iPhone.


For one I can admit I was a dumbass twice. I always wanted an iPhone basically for the same reasons people do today. However, I didn't buy one until the iPhone 4 as I finally felt it was worth it. Then I moved over (as I don't consider the 4S to be a real upgrade of the 4), so this I moved over to the 4S and was really just more disappointed. I can admit I bought the 4S for Siri.

But now I am a smartass, because I see Apple is doing exactly what video console makes did in the late 80's and early 90's. They create a base and they milk it with halfassed update and shiny new toys that really aren't new and in many cases do the exact same thing the previous one did. All they did was chance the case. Today Apple doesn't even change the case.

Just like after owning every model from the Apple II family. Once I saw Windows there was no looking back and now that I've gone Android I will never look back.

Especially being a very tech oriented person, I allowed myself to get bought in 2 times and I knew better. But at least U can admit it. Todays Apple fan is totally mindless and oblivious to reality.

I see people are standing in line for the latest pieces of junk. Why? Why stand in line to be first to have a piece of junk everyone is going to have week later? I have never stood in line for a phone...not even iPhone. Why stand in line for countless hours when you can just pre-order online for free. What I want to know is what kinda job you all have that they even allow you to stand in line for days at a time? I mean what are you doing,. saving your vacation time for this?

You guys need a life. I love tech toys. I have literally spent well over $10k in my lifetime on gadgets, but at some point you gotta look at value and substance over mediocre garbage at some point.

I'm baffled. Not merely by the video itself, but by the fact that some people said it was...smaller?! I understand being a fan of a particular company, but this is ridiculous.

Sszecret said,
I'm baffled. Not merely by the video itself, but by the fact that some people said it was...smaller?! I understand being a fan of a particular company, but this is ridiculous.
they weren't even fans. if they were they would have known that wasn't an iPhone. A smart would have looked for the phone icon or just turned it over to see the name iPad.

These weren't just random people. They were random people without brains.

Another illustration of how the tablet segment of the PC marketplace is going to become more of a niche; as smartphones get more powerful and laptops get sleeker.

I don't see people running around with 7 inches phones. At this size this is a tablet with phone capabilities.

7 to 10 inches tablets are there to stay and the market will continue to grow. Such a small screen can't work as a laptop. Such a big screen can't work as a phone. Normal phones are too small to replace those tablets. Laptop will remain too big to replace them.

LaP said,
I don't see people running around with 7 inches phones. At this size this is a tablet with phone capabilities.

7 to 10 inches tablets are there to stay and the market will continue to grow. Such a small screen can't work as a laptop. Such a big screen can't work as a phone. Normal phones are too small to replace those tablets. Laptop will remain too big to replace them.

That's why Samsung made a convergence device called the Galaxy Note. It proves you can have a phone an a tablet in a smaller package than a tablet.

TechieXP said,
That's why Samsung made a convergence device called the Galaxy Note. It proves you can have a phone an a tablet in a smaller package than a tablet.

I don't know for you but i find the Note a little bit small to read in my bed. And i find a laptop a little bit big. But that might be only me i dunno. I sill think 7 inches to 10 inches under 350$ tablets are there to stay.

This must be a set-up, surely.
Like that girl twerking then setting herself on fire. That was fake, by this same show.

Like leading sheep to the slaughter. Just give us your money and don't know WTF you are buying Apple is laughing all the way to the bank, or are they. Most likely there will be an announcement by Apple that the iPhone 5S has broken all sales records for any iPhone release.

It's just boggles my mind what people will throw there money away on.

Wouldn't know the difference between any of them either as I don't give a s**t about any of them!!

Would not be gullible enough to be licking any phone though.

This is disgusting of Neowin to be reporting this and saying such harsh things about my baby.

I'm leaving Neowin for good.

/s

stevan said,

Shares prices are not profits.

Profits have been heading down too. That's what's been pressuring the stock price. It only went up again due to people gaming the stock before the new product release. The smartphone is just no longer a luxury item.

Weird because I am looking at there current financial data and says they have made more than they did this time last year in gross profits. Last yeaer they made 68,662 million for the entire year and right now they are sitting at 64,834 million. In other worse, they are on track to hit 70,000 million before the years end thanks to the holiday season coming up. Where are you getting your financial information from sense its not from the places that Apple is required to report it to by Federal law?

Another well known fact is that Apple's stock price and its profits are not related. Apple's stock price is by every financial definition overpriced. Not in the sense that you are wasting money buying it but in the financial sense that its price does not match its financials.

Also, their current income statements don't reflect the new iPhone models and their sales at all yet so yea, would love to see your source.

Profit is a percentage of revenue. Higher revenue with less being profit means lower valued company. That's why something like Walmart currently has a lower market cap even though they sell a whole lot more stuff. The fact that we have many people buying the stock that don't know basics like this is why the price is in a bubble waiting to pop.

Their profit margin for the year is also going to be higher than last year. Seriously, what is the source for your numbers because so far everything you have said regarding their financials is a bold faced lie. Last year their total profit margin was 43.87% and right now they are already up to 38.27% and that will significantly jump once sales start for the new iPhone since its diluting it with R&D costs with 0 income at the moment.