Would You Know An iPhone 5 If You Saw One? These Folks Didn’t

If you’ve been keeping up with the iPhone 5 news, have been reading all the rumors for the past several months, and caught yesterday’s announcement, you’ve probably got a pretty strong sense of just what the handset is; really, we wouldn’t expect anything less from our readers. Not everyone’s so savvy when it comes to smartphones, though, as Jimmy Kimmel made painfully clear on his show last night.

In the video below, Kimmel’s crew hits the streets to get some opinions on the new iPhone. What the people they speak to don’t realize, though, is that they’re holding the old iPhone 4S.

Reactions to the same-old iPhone range from noting how light it now seems to how it feels slightly heavier than existing iPhones. Some people think the screen seems larger, and most everyone mentions how much faster it feels than previous models. Some just seem completely oblivious to the state of the current iPhone, impressed by the inclusion of both front and rear cameras. Even admitted iPhone 4S owners don’t seem to notice that they’re handling the very same phone.

Sure, that new screen (or lack thereof) would be an obvious giveaway if any of us found ourselves in the same situation, but that aside, do you think you might fall for the same trick, if only for a moment?

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live (YouTube)
Via: Warming Glow

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!
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