From the 'Stick an Apple iPhone 5 to the ground and see who tries to pick it up' files

From the 'Stick an Apple iPhone 5 to the ground and see who tries to pick it up' files
We know. Sure we do. When you were a wee little lad, you used to glue a quarter on the ground to watch fools try to pick it up. What jollies you would get. In Amsterdam, the pranksters from iPhone5.nl decided to raise the stakes and glued the new Apple iPhone 5 to the ground in a public square and filmed the action.

People tried kicking the phone free, others bent down and tried to remove it, but to no avail. Most seemed to give up rather quickly. Some things about the video did stand out. When they were prepping the Apple iPhone 5 for its, uh, task, we can see just how thin this phone really is.

There are plenty of things that people can do for fun in Amsterdam, and apparently watching people make fools of themselves is one of them.

source: TheNextWeb via Gizmodo
 

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24 Comments

1. satanrules

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

TIMMAY!!

2. SleepingOz unregistered

lololol

3. Aeires unregistered

Apple, a once respected company, now the butt of an endless amount of jokes.

7. Hemlocke unregistered

How on earth do you equate this to "the butt of jokes"? People are trying to pick it up and even posing with it. Why? It's an iPhone, and by extension, desirable.

10. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

desirable? LOL

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Why? It's an iPhone, and by extension, desirable." Dude, you got a serious iPhone virus 'Locke'-d on your head. Do this on any other phone, and you'll get the same result...people will try to pick it up. Try Nokia 1100, people will still do it...might be lesser numbers, but people will still do it. There's nothing here that helps glamorize iP5 here, infact, it cheapens it.

14. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

its a smartphone on the groung! who isnt going to try to pick it up

26. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

If a person went to ground to pick up a quarter .. then you know how much the iphone is worth. Nothing to do with a phones popularity.. you'd think they'd spend a little bit more time trying to get it off the ground than jumping on it. hahaha

4. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

its not really all that funny the music was 80% of the humor :thumbdown

5. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

One thing we can see is how well that aluminum backed body holds up. Much more durable than the previous models, though it may scratch a bit more.

13. rasinhussy

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008

Thumbs down for what, observing the durability of a smartphone? Beats the GS3 that's for sure. http://www.androidauthority.com/iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s3-drop-test-116898/

24. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

27. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

The only phone i know that needs protection right out of the box --Iphone-- in this case (IP5) you might scratch/dent it while in the box LMAO

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's funny. this makes me want to order a dummy of a high-end phone and do this. xD

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"There are plenty of things that people can do for fun in Amsterdam, and apparently watching people make fools of themselves is one of them." The Dutch have an unusual sense of humor. A Dutch friend sent me the link to the video and apparently it is getting quite a number of hits. Personally, I can think of a few other things I would do with the $ I would have to drop on an iP5, but whatever floats their boat.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

yeah, like buy a Note or GS3...

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

They could have bought a fake one for $5?

11. inertiatic

Posts: 34; Member since: May 29, 2012

I just knew there had to be a use for an iPhone5. Next someone's going to try this with a smartphone.

15. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Most people that where trying pick it up was because they confused it for a Samsung galaxy s 3

18. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol!! Not even close....

16. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

None of them looked like fools, nor was the video funny. A percentage of them would've probably stolen the phone if they could pick it up, but most would've just tried to phone the owner and give it back. The ones doing most of the laughing were the people trying to pull it up and noticed it was stuck hard, and instantly knew it was a prank. Watching the act itself isn't very fun.

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

cool, we can all order a super-glued iphone 5 now...

20. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

some people have too much money to waste.

25. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

If memory serves prostitution and weed are legal in amsterdam (did you ever see the Jackass prostitute boat race?) and these guys are getting their jollies by gluing an iPhone to the ground? WHY!?!?!

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