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SNL Skit Introduces Tech Bloggers to iPhone 5 Factory Staff

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New SNL skit sees tech bloggers air their concerns about the new iPhone in front of factory workers.

When Apple finally announced the iPhone 5 back in September, some people were disappointed by the phone. Following months of rumors, some felt the reality was a bit of a let down. Additionally, there have been a couple of issues with the device, such as Apple Maps, a reported purple haze in some photos, and easily scratched casing, that have elicited complaints from users and the tech press.

Click through for videoClick through for video Always on top of the latest issues, Saturday Night Live this past weekend featured an iPhone 5 skit that saw members of the tech press take their complaints directly to the people that work in the factories assembling the device. Three workers take turns shooting down the complaints of three tech bloggers, fictional characters from CNet, Gizmodo, and Wired. Each time a blogger makes a complaint, a factory worker responds with a typical 'first world problem' response.

Check out the video over on Hulu.com.

Readers from Canada can also see the clip from Global TV.

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    abbadon_34 , October 15, 2012 10:39 PM
    while SNL can still make headlines, it's just not that funny anymore. every decade and every new set of "comedians" gets worse and worse
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    robochump , October 15, 2012 10:40 PM
    Funny cause its true :,( hehe...
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    itsnotmeitsyou , October 15, 2012 10:47 PM
    hastenWonder how much that cost Apple...


    probably the cost to develop a phone and 2 months of listening nerds whining.

    Some people just use their phones. iPhones work well, all flaws considered.
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    jaber2 , October 15, 2012 10:55 PM
    I preferred this one http://youtu.be/-mCCYLC-4xA
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    killerclick , October 15, 2012 11:01 PM
    abbadon_34while SNL can still make headlines, it's just not that funny anymore. every decade and every new set of "comedians" gets worse and worse


    No, it's just you getting old. It's normal, but try not to whine, it's annoying to us young people.
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    MAC_HATER , October 15, 2012 11:01 PM
    not available in my country D:
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    freggo , October 15, 2012 11:10 PM
    killerclickNo, it's just you getting old. It's normal, but try not to whine, it's annoying to us young people.


    Nothing to do with age. SNL simply is not funny. Too many TV hours to fill and too little good material.
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    itsnotmeitsyou , October 15, 2012 11:15 PM
    hastenNot sure you understand my post.

    oooohhh. You mean Apple PAID to have that skit run? Oh. oh now thats clever.

    did you get my point?

    they didn't pay. SNL just got tired of hearing nerds whine about a functional computer that fits in your pocket. One that you dont have to root to use.
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    echondo , October 15, 2012 11:18 PM
    jaber2I preferred this one http://youtu.be/-mCCYLC-4xA


    Have to agree, MadTV
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    mcd023 , October 15, 2012 11:25 PM
    I have a serious complaint about this video: I almost choked on my drink! No, it's not my fault for drinking while watching!

    But seriously, that was hilarious. "That must be so hard for youuuuuu...."
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    clownbaby , October 15, 2012 11:43 PM
    Oh, another whiny, not funny SNL sketch written by trust fund-baby NBC writers. What's next, a sketch shaming Americans for complaining when their roof leaks, that their 6 year old car is falling apart, or that McDonald's stopped serving the McRib? Yeah, Americans have it good. Most not as good as those cry-baby tv show writers though.
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    kronos_cornelius , October 15, 2012 11:44 PM
    The average salary of a member of the 1% club is about 250 times that of an average american.

    The average american earns roughly 8 times more than a Chinese Foxconn worker.

    So that means Mitt Romeney's friends have their own SNL where they make fun of you and they laugh 32 times harder.

    Just putting things into perspective !

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    killerclick , October 16, 2012 12:02 AM
    freggoNothing to do with age. SNL simply is not funny. Too many TV hours to fill and too little good material.


    If it's not funny now, it's never been funny. I've been looking at old clips from various periods people claim SNL was best, and to me it's as funny as (or funnier than) it ever was. 10-15 minutes of solid entertainment with 45 minutes of fluff every week - that's pretty good for TV, better than baseball or DWTS or shit like that.

    And it has everything to do with age, or rather with times pasing and tastes changing. Similar to Star Trek (TOS vs NG), Star Wars (IV, V, VI vs I, II, III), and more generally music, fashion, etc. Something comes out and you like it, but it changes over time, so you stop liking it. I'm sure there are hundred year old guys out there who think Charlie Chaplin was the funniest comedian ever, and it all went downhill from there. They aren't necessarily wrong, just behind the times. Can't cater to everybody, especially when it comes to humor.
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    Anonymous , October 16, 2012 12:40 AM
    Quote:
    Oh, another whiny, not funny SNL sketch written by trust fund-baby NBC writers. What's next, a sketch shaming Americans for complaining when their roof leaks, that their 6 year old car is falling apart, or that McDonald's stopped serving the McRib? Yeah, Americans have it good. Most not as good as those cry-baby tv show writers though.



    Hey, whatever makes you feel better about using them as slaves and polluting their environment to the point that it will be unable to sustain life in the future.
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    alidan , October 16, 2012 12:56 AM
    killerclickIf it's not funny now, it's never been funny. I've been looking at old clips from various periods people claim SNL was best, and to me it's as funny as (or funnier than) it ever was. 10-15 minutes of solid entertainment with 45 minutes of fluff every week - that's pretty good for TV, better than baseball or DWTS or shit like that.And it has everything to do with age, or rather with times pasing and tastes changing. Similar to Star Trek (TOS vs NG), Star Wars (IV, V, VI vs I, II, III), and more generally music, fashion, etc. Something comes out and you like it, but it changes over time, so you stop liking it. I'm sure there are hundred year old guys out there who think Charlie Chaplin was the funniest comedian ever, and it all went downhill from there. They aren't necessarily wrong, just behind the times. Can't cater to everybody, especially when it comes to humor.


    star wars, i cant give you that, george lucas sucked as a film maker and writer. the difference between 4 5 and 6 and 1 2 and 3 is with 4, he had people that told him the truth working on it, not mindless yes men, people said no to him. and with 5 and 6, he didnt even direct them.

    1 2 and 3 are over budgeted crap, and lucas was hoping to god that jar jar became a big hit. read up on some of the crap that happened with star wars. the starwars of today will not be as loved as the old, for many reasons.

    star trek... i cant speak from watching all of it like i can with star wars (i am 24, so you know my age) but star trek was gimped for a long time by forcing a "no character ever evolves" way of making it, you got no development in that series for a long time, because they wanted to make it so that people who come in at any point in time can watch it and understand it, which is flawed for this style of show. its some of the series that go with character development that are really some of the best the show has.

    now with snl, old snl had people preforming in them that could hold their own, charismatic people who if they were a solo show you would still watch... is there a single person in snl now that can say that?

    personally when they were still on comedy central i watched older episodes and found them great, now, snl is only on when no one is watching the tv, and we didn't turn it off. every now and than, a funny bit will pop up, but its not funny because of how its said, or who... its just a 10 second long joke that you cant screw up no matter what.
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    Scar89 , October 16, 2012 3:29 AM
    Video can't be viewed outside US. Hmf.
    itsnotmeitsyouOne that you dont have to root to use.

    Seems like that was swipe at android phones.
    Galaxy s3 4g user here, non-rooted device. Seems to be working fine to me. I can browse my network shares, copy paste to my device, play any media from any pc on my network. I also have a nice weather clock widget on my home screen and an events widget that I can check without needing to go into the app. The only android phones that *need* root are old and or cheap ones that have serious limitations, say my old HTC Desire for instance. Custom rom to use part of SD card as fake internal memory as its memory size is pitiful ~(500mb).
    Now I'm not going to say Iphones are dumb blah blah blah, the 5 looks like a great piece of hardware(the gpu is off the charts), it just didn't have the features I was looking for. You have options.
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    itsnotmeitsyou , October 16, 2012 3:40 AM
    scar89Video can't be viewed outside US. Hmf.Seems like that was swipe at android phones.Galaxy s3 4g user here, non-rooted device. Seems to be working fine to me. I can browse my network shares, copy paste to my device, play any media from any pc on my network. I also have a nice weather clock widget on my home screen and an events widget that I can check without needing to go into the app. The only android phones that *need* root are old and or cheap ones that have serious limitations, say my old HTC Desire for instance. Custom rom to use part of SD card as fake internal memory as its memory size is pitiful ~(500mb).Now I'm not going to say Iphones are dumb blah blah blah, the 5 looks like a great piece of hardware(the gpu is off the charts), it just didn't have the features I was looking for. You have options.

    touche
    there's always a catch. iPhone is an established ecosystem with its own benefits and hardware software integration. A GS3 is a worthy opponent, and in many aspects bests the iP5. I have no problem with that, and its Apple's modus opperandi to release hardware late, but stable (typically-not always).

    in the end, the thing I think we could agree on is that you get what you pay for. Cheapest I could find a GS3 new was $200, which doesn't make you "not financially good enough" for some hypothetical iClub.
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    qu3becker , October 16, 2012 3:51 AM
    I know it's just a skit but Chinese workers has nothing to do with the iPhones flaws. Certainly not software flaws... So I can't find it funny because it just ain't realistic to the slightest. I never watched SNL, though.

    It would probably be funnier to see the same skit but with the head CEO, the software and hardware designers. It would be like: Look how the low class of the united states criticizes our product, we're so rich and we don't care... etc.
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    Scar89 , October 16, 2012 4:23 AM
    itsnotmeitsyoutouchethere's always a catch. iPhone is an established ecosystem with its own benefits and hardware software integration. A GS3 is a worthy opponent, and in many aspects bests the iP5. I have no problem with that, and its Apple's modus opperandi to release hardware late, but stable (typically-not always). in the end, the thing I think we could agree on is that you get what you pay for. Cheapest I could find a GS3 new was $200, which doesn't make you "not financially good enough" for some hypothetical iClub.

    Good reply. Nice to chat without the huge crap fest.(Dailytech I'm looking at you >.>)

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    ikyung , October 16, 2012 4:26 AM
    Lol the handbag joke was pretty funny.
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