Apple iPhone 5: a fun tale of the benefits of tall and taller displays

Apple iPhone 5: a fun tale of the benefits of tall and taller displays
The Apple iPhone 5 is advertized as being the “biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone,” but looking at the screen, you’d think it’s actually the tallest.

A parody of the iPhone 5 promo video takes tall to the extreme and shows the surprising benefits a super-tall iPhone would give guitarists and panorama picture lovers. And who knows, if we are to trust the countless spoofs of the taller iPhone, we might well see such a device (not really). 

Also, take a close look at the man playing the iPhone guitar on the street in the video. Looks familiar? That’s Bobak Ferdowsi, the NASA engineer that became an Internet sensation at the Mars Curiosity rover landing with his haircut. 

source: Satire via Gizmodo

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

Lmao!!!! Oh well iPhone still awesome :D

18. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

What exactly is so awesome about it?

32. kyp5035

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 19, 2012


33. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012 about actually saying whats so good about it or cant you think of anything lol

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Even I would buy the iPhone 5 if it looked like that! Heck I can play baseball with it. It REALLY does do everything. lol

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Somehow you'd hold it wrong, and it wouldn't work. It's a feature.

21. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Is it coz it can fart? :-p

24. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011


2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo damn funny.

39. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think i'll buy that and a french bread!

3. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

im a little tired of this. we all know that the iphone 5 should be better, but apple themself are buying their phones, so this wont work

4. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

HaHa!!! lOlOlOL!!!

5. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012


6. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

weird but I actually like it reminds me of LG was weird at that time.

11. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I had that phone!

7. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I am a Sprint employe and most people are buying the Iphone 4s because of price drop over the super tall Iphone 5/

17. ukfan15

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 2010

that's probably more because Sprint has hardly any LTE coverage at all compared to a company like VZW

22. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Or maybe because the iPhone 4S works just as well as the 5, I mean do you honestly need a phone that is slightly faster at facebook or temple run?

8. ilia1986 unregistered

LOL Awesome!! :D

9. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011


10. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

lol So Funny its like a long piece of plastic

12. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

HAHAHA RFLMAO..the best ad for iphone ever.

13. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I think he's compensating for something

14. Scyllax unregistered

The panorama cracked me down. XD

15. Aeires unregistered

Who needs an app drawer now?

16. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

samsung galaxy s3 is taller and wider than the iphone 5, so when the iphone becomes so big, what will happen to the galaxy s3( and galaxy note?).........i am asking this because samsung is the company that is more interested in size than any other major company in the world and they forced other companies to make bigger devices, iphone is much smaller and its just right and comfortable to use with one hand i think that samsung should not make the galaxy s4 bigger than the galaxy s3 which is already too big to use, they should kill the dead space on the front and retain the same screen size, those who want a bigger phone can get the galaxy note 3 and they should leave plastic.....they can do it very easily if they want to....

20. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

''samsung is the company that is more interested in size than any other major company in the world and they forced other companies to make bigger devices'' mate samsung never forced any other company to make bigger phones, thats down to the individual company to decide. you cant say smasung forced apple to go with a bigger screen. also samsung arent just interested in size, if the note and note 2 only had big screen as a selling point they would flop. samsung have excellent features on the note/note 2 as for size yeah the way to go would be keep the same size phone but decrease the bezel, use the full front.

25. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

when i said that samsung forced other companies to make bigger phones i didn't mean that they have talked to those companies individually, i meant that they have made the phones very big that the other companies didn't want to stay behind, so they also made bigger devices and they forgot about has the galaxy note so they should work hard and decrease the beazel of the galaxy s( ) series phones and make it at least a little easier for one hand operation....they should also offer better support for older devices and the galaxy note should run a few important tablet apps and should work without the smart pen like the new lumia phones...... they should make metallic or unibody devices and also leave the idea of giving the same look to all the devices....

23. digitalguy

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

att is restricting facetime over 3g for all customers not on a shared family data plan. unfair att !!!! not everyone has family to share data with !!! i pay for data i should be able to use facetime !!! restricting some customers and not others , so unfair !!! only thing to do is file a quick informal complaint with the fcc.

26. Savage unregistered

Increase the width of that and you get an iTV..... And a lawsuit slapped on every other TV maker in the world.

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