Unless you have been living under a rock for the past month you’ll know that Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 5. It did so in its usual inimitable style, wowing the press with showmanship and hype. Unfortunately the product itself didn’t live up to that hype or warrant the showy reveal. It is essentially just an iPhone 4S with a slightly bigger screen.
Still, that fact didn’t stop millions of Apple fanboys buying up the latest iDevice, with the iPhone 5 selling out faster than any previous version. While the Apple devotees are happy splashing their hard-earned money, the rest of us are happier laughing at their need to own the latest and greatest iPhone. The following seven iPhone 5 videos will have everybody except the Apple faithful splitting their sides laughing.
Jimmy Kimmel Prank
The team at Jimmy Kimmel Live concocted a very simple prank. The day after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 to the world, they showed random people on the street an iPhone 4S but told them it was the new model instead. Shockingly no one picked up on the subterfuge, which shows just how much attention they gave to the announcement. And many iPhone owners stated how much lighter, thinner, and faster it was than their model.
Apple Promotional Parody
To understand the video embedded above you should first watch this video, Apple’s official promotional push for the iPhone 5. This guy mimics Jony Ive and others perfectly, using their choice of language against them to mercilessly mock the iPhone 5. I especially like the way he portrays the Apple higher-ups as talking down to their customers. Which is something I have noticed they do in all of these promos.
Steve Jobs: Resurrection
Steve Jobs is back, in holographic form. Because whatever Tupac can do, Jobs can do it better. We get to see Tim Cook trying to put his stamp on the company before Jobs returns from the grave to show him who’s (still) boss. The ghost of Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone 5, despite claims from the crowd of it being the same as before. He then teabags Bill Gates before handing Cook a turtleneck sweater. What? It could happen!
The Ultimate Review [NSFW]
Once you’ve seen one iPhone 5 review you’ve seen them all, correct? Think again, because I can assure you you’ll have never seen a review of any piece of hardware quite like this. What’s the best way of testing out the new iPhone? By having sex with it, of course. Which is exactly what the guy in this video does. His verdict? That the improvements made mean the iPhone 5 is the best lay Apple have offered to date.
The iPhone 5 Song
It’s time for a sing-song, but only if you’re happy to mock the iPhone 5 with some cutting lyrics. This iPhone 5 parody song rips into the lack of differences between the iPhone 5 and its immediate predecessors. The chorus consists of nothing but “iPhone 5” being chanted over and over, but it’s somehow very catchy. The lyric of choice has to be, “It’s for all the hipster snobs.”
iPhone 5 Camera
This is another parody of the iPhone 5 promo video, but showing just how predictable Apple has become, it was made a month before the iPhone 5 was unveiled. The style and tone are perfectly mimicked, but the product bears little resemblance to the real thing. That’s because this is the iPhone 5 for people who do little more than take pictures of their food… a clunky digital camera with the Apple logo on it.
Apple Coasting Keynote
We end with a video that very cleverly sums up what many people are now thinking about Apple and the way it’s going to conduct business in the future. It has already switched from innovative developments to incremental updates, so the next logical step is… doing nothing at all. The company has enough money, and the employees would rather just play golf at this juncture. And who can blame them?
Will Apple care one iota that a huge swathe of the online population is mocking the iPhone 5 right now? Not a chance. The company has a big pile of cash in the bank, a share price going through the roof, and a set of loyal consumers who will buy anything and everything released with a half-eaten apple logo on the back.
I don’t hate Apple and I don’t hate the iPhone 5. In fact, it’s right up there with the best smartphones available to buy right now. But it’s also boring, and nothing more than an incremental update on the previous two iPhones released. Which means it’s ripe for mocking.
If you have seen any other funny iPhone 5 videos you’d like to recommend then please link to them in the comments section below. Or if you’d rather give your opinions on Apple, the iPhone 5, or the general state of the smartphone market, that’s fine too. In fact, it may be rather enjoyable. A little like these previous articles showing Apple ad parody videos and anti-Apple videos.