Jimmy Kimmel prank makes passerby believe their old iPhone is actually the iPhone 7

For all the effort Apple puts into refining the iPhone's design, telling the difference between the old and new models isn't always easy. In fact, it appears to be impossible for the passerby filmed by Jimmy Kimmel's crew.

In the show's latest Apple-themed prank, you'll see a reporter approaching iPhone owners on the street, asking them whether they'd like to swap their current handset for the new iPhone 7 which – according to the reporter – boasts a new "instant transfer" feature that quickly restores user data from older iPhones exactly the way it was. Fair enough!

What the reporter really does is steal their attention away in conversation while his assistant quickly puts on a new case on the unsuspecting passerby's iPhone, cleans its screen, and hands it back to them. The results are hilarious. According to these users, their new iPhone feels thinner and lighter, has a sharper display, and works faster. Just like Apple promised! Some were even convinced to keep their "new" iPhone 7 if they pay $50. One could hardly fathom how a scam of such caliber can be so simple to undertake.

The video is available below. Laugh it off and let us know what you think in the comments section. Meanwhile, the real iPhone 7 which is rather easy to tell from the iPhone 6s with its bigger camera lens and touch-based home button, will arrive in Apple stores September 16. So will the iPhone 7 Plus, whose dual camera on the back is a dead giveaway.

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  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
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iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
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  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

That's hilarious ..

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Their own phones now feel lighter? LOL! And iFans claim iOS users have higher IQ than Android users. Bullsh!t Well done Kimmel! LMFAO

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think with different case it's hard to judge thickness and weight. I am saying this from experience as I have note 5 and have used my phone without case and many phones cases in last year.

25. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That doesn't explain saying the phone is faster, or the screen is sharper.

55. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They think because its suppose to be new, those things are automatically better. Each time he does this, the people make the same claims. Hilarious!

18. maherk

Posts: 7014; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This isn't exclusive to the iOS camp, it can happen to android users as well My brother in law upgrades his Galaxy S phone every year, and apart from the design, he doesn't know what's new and what's not, and I know bunch of people like that.

24. Nopers unregistered

Exactly. If somebody with an ounce of authority I.e an interviewer tells you that the phone that you have been handed is the iPhone 7 then you have little reason to question them. It could happen to anyone. not to mention all the interviewees just flick around the home screens and never actually properly inspect the phone.

47. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That excuse is cute and all, but explain the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhBdPx53pfQ I mean you would have to live under a rock to not know what an Android homescreen looks like. I mean I knew iFans were ignorant....but this is beyond imagining.

78. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The average joe is an illiterate when it comes to technology, even the Samsung fanboy that showed up in the video couldn't realize it's literally Android.

67. acruzlu unregistered

Gotta love him.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Yup, iOS users aren't the most of intellectual folks I know about. Best bet if he tried to run game on just about any them Android user they'd look him like he was a mark @$$ trick then snatch their phone back and say "Rise up off my $#!^ dawg!"

79. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

This is a huge blow to iFans. It will hurt their ego.

3. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Doesn't he do this every year?

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Pretty much and they highlight the dumb ones. Pretty sure people would react the same if you showed them an S6 Edge and told them it's an S7 Edge. In the meantime, Apple is mentioned on prime time TV so all of America know there's a new iPhone out.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's true that some dumb Android fans could be fooled with a S6 Edge+ into thinking it's a S7 Edge. But my point is that, them iFans brag about having a superior IQ than Fandroids, when their much-bragged "higher IQ" doesn't even show to be true in consumer tech knowledge. SMH

21. Nopers unregistered

I think the "iFans" bragging about superior IQ is a figment of your own insecurities. I've never seen intelligence questioned unles it's an android fanboy calling somebody an iSheep.

31. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

So are you gonna ignore higher IQ comments made by guys like kiko and unordinary? Edit: See post 28

33. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that's like comparing shoe size, based on brand of car that they own.. it's totally unrelated -_- most of human on this planet buy low-midranger, or old-flagship because it's cheap and functional, not because they're stupid or smart

41. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

See post #40....... Jesus Christ, you guys get bent out of shape about everything. Yet somehow have the balls to call other people "sheep" because they buy a product you don't like. How tragically idiotic.

63. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Show me where "I" called anyone "sheep"? Show me where "I" called others names for buying things I don't like? Blaming me for the comments others wrote and talks about tragically idiotic. Smh.

83. drunkenjay

Posts: 1701; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

but its funny when you try to defend yourself when i myself having 2 products like the s7 edge and getting and iphone 7 plus sit idle and dont give a crap. i bash 2 of the products if there is something wrong.

42. willard12 unregistered

It's amazing to see each time someone comes here and has the nerve to type "fandroids/Samsung fanboys are way worse than ifans" . It only shows that having this belief is what is truly a "figment of anyone's imagination." Here you have a point blank denial that ifans raise the IQ issue only to be followed by confirmation from someone who constantly raises the IQ issue. In raising the IQ issue, they completely disregard the fact that 82% of the entire smartphone using population on the globe uses Android, making whatever study they want to cite as statistically insignificant. Nevertheless, they will keep their denials on the level ifan fanaticism and their statistics.

37. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Then you must be very naive when it comes to comments like #28...

40. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You know what's more naive? Not doing research and posting BS rhetoric. Did I once claim to have a higher IQ than anyone? No. Di I claim all Android users had a low IQ? No. Seriously, stop being butthurt and use common sense. Low iincome majority will ALWAYS lead to lower IQ statistics based on sample size gathered. Grow up and accept that the world isn't fair and science isn't kind.

45. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*Did *have

61. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

The arrogance is through the roof with this comment. You do realize people on the street own iDevices too, right? There are those who can't afford iDevices, they stupidly go and sell their kids and organs for the inanimate object. You mean to say those have similar IQ to you? I wouldn't doubt that, but regardless, in case you haven't noticed, intelligence and income aren't directly proportional as you ignorantly want to believe. If anything, the only correlation is the % of each user base. A certain % are above average when it comes to intelligence, same applies vice versa. In simple terms; there's more unwise Android users than iOS users, but there's also more wise Android users than iOS users, that's all due to the market share. No need for stupid arrogance thinking one user base is wiser than the other.

68. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) Learn the definition of arrogant. You have an example of being arrogant by claiming I'm "naive" for believing in statistics. B) You're moving goalposts. The studies didn't cover percentiles because that wasn't the objective. C) Of course there are dumbasses in every camp. No s**t Sherlock, brilliant deductive work on your part. D) Selling your kidney to get an iPhone? To get an iPhone? That would indicate they don't own one yet..... meaning they aren't a part of the study. E) Boy, those goalposts are all over the place. F) Learn how to converse without insulting people who disagree AND have facts on their side. It'll help you look less like a tool and more like a participant in the discussion. I don't pander to trolls, so the fact I acknowledge you as a relatively intelligent individual DESPITE your constant insults is a miracle. Work on that.

69. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

A) Google has a definition, and you tend to fit it with your attitude, go check it out for yourself, you might be surprised. B) The studies only covered the US, and in case you're having a hard time realizing it, the US isn't the whole world. The Android vs iOS market share in the US doesn't even match the world proportions. That study is like comparing a large % of iOS users vs a small % of Android users. In other words, it doesn't match reality. C) You were aware of that? Your statements didn't imply that. Sorry kid, I'm no Psychic and don't like making to assumptions. They just make an a$$ out of both of us. D) Lol, is your reading comprehension skills that poor too? E) More like your reading comprehension skills that's all over the place from the looks of it. F) Nothing more insulting between "insecurities" and "naive", or "BS rhetoric"/"grow up" and "arrogance"/"stupid". Don't be the hypocrite asking for nice words when you don't post with such. Do as you preach bro.

72. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) Whatever B) The reason the U.S. is the best testing ground is because of how evenly the iOS/Android duopoly is distributed here. I believe the stats are 45% (iOS) and 55% (Android). That makes for a relatively even sample compared to places like China and India. C) Agreed D) Cool beans :P E) Cooler beans :P F) Sure

80. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

B) But given that the % of above average users of both platforms is about the same, they're merely comparing a higher % of the iOS user base to a lower % of the Android user base. Of course you'll get more of the smarter iOS users in that chunk compared to world-wide. Have a look at the following quick sketch to get a better idea of what I'm talking: https://db.tt/1Ak9yB4l TLDR: The Study is Only Valid for the US.

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