Jimmy Kimmel fools public, says $20 Casio watch is the Apple iWatch

Jimmy Kimmel fools public, says $20 Casio watch is the Apple iWatch
Some consumers will tell you that there is something special, nay, magical about an Apple manufactured device. That magic is expected to be found in the oft-rumored, but not yet announced Apple iWatch. But many of these same consumers might not be able to tell the difference between the Apple iWatch and say, a $20 Casio. And to prove that, Jimmy Kimmel decided to play a prank on some people walking on Hollywood Boulevard.

Kimmel's crew took a $20 Casio watch, stuck an Apple sticker on it, and told people that they were looking at the Apple iWatch. The responses included praise for the lightweight, rubber design. Others were excited that the watch displayed both the time AND the date. One clueless person said that she was excited that the watch was always in Airplane Mode since it saves on the battery.

One gentleman answered, "I just like that it has an Apple insignia on the back." That is the classic answer.  One other person said, "If it's Apple, it's good." While it wasn't shown on the video, we wonder how everyone responded when they were told that the smartwatch they were raving about was a $20 Casio watch. You can see all of the people get fooled all of the time, by clicking on the video below.



source: TheVerge via IntoMobile

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39 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

If you're not a techie, you obviously won't see much difference, but lol, those clueless iSh33p!

8. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Really? And if you're not a techie you will also see that notifications on the current smartwatches is innovation, right? You're the clueless one if you think they're random people they recorded on the streets. Everyone here just gives me reasons to say I'm not a fandroid for all the stupid and clueless things you say.

19. huhblub

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

youre a moron

27. steedsofwar unregistered

Half your post didn't even make sense. Anyways, Apple is like the Fox news of the commercial world. Their customers champion and praise anything that they say as good and truth.

30. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm sorry if I didn't make much sense. I'm not English so I might have troubles expressing myself in english. Either way you have to be blind if you can see through those people's acting because it's right there on their faces. SyFy has better acting.

13. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Imagine if the same was done on Hollywood Boulevard, but they say that this is Samsung's new smartwatch. How would the ppl respond?

14. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Same thing if you were to assume this video is true and those are "random" people. Many Samsung fanboys are as clueless as many Apple fanboys.

20. huhblub

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

ill bet then have more common sense and a brain.

26. willard12 unregistered

They'd say it looks like a copy of the Apple watch.

29. wax33

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 06, 2014

It would probably be more difficult to find people who are stupidly in love with Samsung, but I think the moral of the story should be too-much-fan of anything makes one stupid. Be it Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Linux, or anything else.

31. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I know way more people "in love" with Samsung either personally or from any website I visit. On the other end these so called iSh33p that people like to call are harder to find. I see way more people hating on Apple and praising Samsung.

35. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

The different / same... for samsung user, they would ask the spec, and would not blindly fall in love with the device.

36. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

ish33p were a total joke. look at the lady who own iMac, iPhone and iPad. and don't know the casio could not be apple design language. This is really show HOW SHALLOW SHE (iSH33P) were.

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I'm pretty sure apart from those lurking around these forums, pretty much anyone would have believed him hahaha

3. engineer-1701d unregistered

they really are just dumb i mean who does not know what a old digital watch looks like, i think i should get my vhs player out put a apple sticker on it and well it on ebay ivhs. see if it sells. these video answers all the questions and arguments we on pa and the tech world have been saying for ever apple people will buy anything from apple without knowing what it is or does. i bet you apple ceo and friends love this and there thinking great lets do that get old watch and put apple brand on it, make extra money on the side.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

How much for that iVHS you're selling?

22. AlikMalix unregistered

See comment 13 above... geez...

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I like this Jimmy, better than the other Jimmy, from "Late Night".

11. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The ratings says otherwise, also the number of mega Hollywood stars that are trying to get on Fallon's show. I like Kimmel, and i always thought it would be a tough job for Leno's successor, but Fallon has nailed it in his 1st 6 months and nothing seems to be slowing those ratings from going up.

6. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Do all of you really think this video is true? It's bulls**t, they are paid to say those things, they're not random people.

7. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Interesting theory. Do you have any evidence?

10. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It's a TV SHOW. Look at they're reactions. Do you really think they're random people? I've seen 10x better acting in a SyFy movie/show. They just sticked an Apple sticker on it(everyone can see that and I mean everyone so don't come with iSh33p bulls**t), the watch is plastic and all of those people are clearly saying that because they're told to.

34. chengsae

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

you know. maybe apple is using casio to make their watch.....ha

21. huhblub

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

yes...hes an ifan just as braindead.

32. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm not an ifan. I like Android products as much as I like any Apple product and brand name is not as important for me as it is to most people. But I guess you're also blind if you can't see that this is set up.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Proof those iFools will buy anything with the Apple logo on it.

37. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

We live in a sad sad sad world.

12. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The last lady said EVERITHING. Seriously. Only Tim Cook said it better- " They are Unique Breed"

38. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

she's proud of being DUMB

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Ya would have thought the unobstructed Casio name on the front might have clued them in.

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