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Jimmy Kimmel Shows Latest Victims of Apple Brainwashing

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Jimmy Kimmel tricks iPhone 4S owners into believing his iPhone 4 is an iPhone 5.

Over the years, Apple has masterfully honed its marketing skills to somehow sell more and more iPhones each year.

Although each iPhone update does come with changes to its hardware, some people just take the company's word for it.

On Wednesday, the company took the covers off of its latest cash cow, the iPhone 5. And as expected, floods of pre-orders came rolling through, nabbing all of Apple's initial supply in less than an hour.

But just how many of these pre-orders are from iPhone 4S owners who no longer appreciate their device? As Jimmy Kimmel puts it, each new Apple iPhone release seems to make current iPhones look worthless and obsolete.

To test just how powerful Apple's new iPhone marketing effects are, Kimmel's team took to the streets of Los Angeles to ask citizens to test out the new iPhone. Only, it was an old iPhone, two generations old to be exact. The iPhone 5 hasn't even shipped out to the masses yet.

Jimmy Kimmel and the iPhone 5

Although Kimmel states the test was used with the current iPhone 4S, a closer inspection will reveal it was actually an iPhone 4. (You can tell by the marking located next to the audio jack) Despite holding a piece of two year-old technology, many described the "new" iphone 5 as faster, lighter and even bigger. What's worse is that many of the people interviewed own an iPhone 4S themselves.

 

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    darkchazz , September 15, 2012 7:17 AM
    I laughed my arse off xD
    That's iSheep for ya

    Need more articles like this at toms :D 
  • 41 Hide
    Anonymous , September 15, 2012 7:45 AM
    Show them samsung galaxy s3 and tell them it's the new iphone..
  • 40 Hide
    ricardok , September 15, 2012 7:19 AM
    Brainwashed? No, just plain dumb.. Applemaniacs.... Pfff..
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  • 39 Hide
    Anonymous , September 15, 2012 7:16 AM
    Americans can't even label a world map. Distinguishing between iPhone models........ ya that's not gonna happen.
  • 51 Hide
    darkchazz , September 15, 2012 7:17 AM
    I laughed my arse off xD
    That's iSheep for ya

    Need more articles like this at toms :D 
  • 37 Hide
    flowingbass , September 15, 2012 7:19 AM
    Hilarious! What a bunch of chumps....
  • 40 Hide
    ricardok , September 15, 2012 7:19 AM
    Brainwashed? No, just plain dumb.. Applemaniacs.... Pfff..
  • 27 Hide
    memadmax , September 15, 2012 7:32 AM
    Actually, I live in Los Angeles atm(van nuys area) and this video does not surprise me one bit.... In fact, I was wondering where all the homeless people went off to... they prolly cleaned up the place a bit before they made the vid as well....
  • 33 Hide
    emperor piehead , September 15, 2012 7:36 AM
    i just moved away from Los Angeles area and i used to have a teacher that was an apple freak. This does not surprise me. I'm going to stick with my android.
  • 41 Hide
    Anonymous , September 15, 2012 7:45 AM
    Show them samsung galaxy s3 and tell them it's the new iphone..
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    olaf , September 15, 2012 8:13 AM
    Not surprised really. Apple caters to people who don't realy want the hassle of tech and just want the benefits, regardless if they are limited by Apple's closed ecosystem. That said no one is disputing people are DUMB, plain and simple and Apple tends to attract 'em.
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    ben850 , September 15, 2012 8:26 AM
    This is no different than when Howard Stern went to New York and made fools of a bunch of Obama supporters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5p3OB6roAg

    Until they release how many people were questioned, this stuff is irrelevant.
  • 29 Hide
    darkavenger123 , September 15, 2012 8:31 AM
    It's no urban legend then...iSheeps does exist and walk among the living...OMG....
  • 31 Hide
    darkavenger123 , September 15, 2012 8:32 AM
    alikumThey may be sheeps, but they are not blind ... LOL

    Just tell them Apple bought over Samsung. They'll immediately worship the S3.
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    Pennanen , September 15, 2012 9:00 AM
    edogawaWhat does nationality have to do with anything here? You think this would go any different for Europeans or South Americans? People need to stop insulting others so much because they are uninformed about the products they purchase too. People who will purchase an iPhone just want something that works and looks nice regardless of functionality which in there eyes is this product. People do the same thing with cars, does that mean your stupid, no. Most people will not really know if that car has a good engine or not besides the fact the exterior looks nice and it keeps going. Uninformed does the equal stupid.Apple gets way to much hype over it's products though, I've never personally used an iPhone, but from just images and videos alone I don't see any discernible difference between the last several ones; every phone seems to be just a small upgrade and proclaimed the innovative future.

    If you buy a car for its looks then yes you are stupid.

    99% of stupid things you see on news or internet, are from america. Go figure.
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    mr_tuel , September 15, 2012 9:28 AM
    Apple tells people in plain words that its products are the best and people buy into it. Spend 10 minutes on the Apple website and you either a)buy in to the hype or b) decide that everything you see is marketing BS and will make your own decision as to what is REALLY best for you, Apple or otherwise.
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    alyoshka , September 15, 2012 9:48 AM
    LMAO!!! All the people in the video ought to be placed in the shop right behind them.... they're perfect as US "Souvenirs".....
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    flamethrower205 , September 15, 2012 9:49 AM
    I'm not going to dispute the psychological effects of telling someone that something is newer or "better" (this comes up a lot with food too), but it is interesting to note that some of the comments actually may have some claim. For instance, a lot of people cover their iPhones in rubber protectors. Obviously one that isn't encased in one will feel different, and that can easily screw with your sense of dimensions. The other part of this (and it's more speculation since I don't own an iPhone) is that lots of computers tend to slow down over time due to a multitude of issues including spyware and other bloated software, fragmentation, etc. Isn't it possible that a freshly installed iPhone might feel a bit faster than one that's been used for some time?
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    flamethrower205 , September 15, 2012 9:52 AM
    zsw90, alyoshka, there are just as many dumb people around the world. If Americans are so stupid, why are so many of our universities still so highly regarded? Last I checked, there were a large number of Americans in them.
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    alyoshka , September 15, 2012 10:01 AM
    Can you imagine the irony of that statement @flamethrower.....
    "If Americans are so stupid, why are so many of our universities still so highly regarded?"

    Does this imply that the System of Education needs to be revised , if the universities are churning out such a large bunch of apple-crits onto the streets......???
    Or has the definition of a fool changed in the American English Dictionary?
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