Jimmy Kimmel pranks passersby into mistaking a 7-year-old iPhone 4 for the iPhone X


For a couple of years now, Jimmy Kimmel's crew has been pranking people on the streets of Hollywood with old iPhones. The formula is the same every year: a reporter goes down Hollywood Blvd., stopping random passersby and presenting them an old iPhone model as though it were new, then cheekily asking for their opinion on Apple's "latest and greatest," often to hilarious results, as one may expect. And it hasn't been exactly difficult for Kimmel and crew to pull this prank off on not-so-tech-savvy people, considering how similar iPhones have looked since the 6, but this year it's different with the radical redesign of the iPhone X, right?

Not really, no. In fact, they are doing the same exact thing again, only this time around they are introducing an iPhone 4 (2010) as the iPhone X, which, of course, manages to confuse some people enough to have them praising the 7-year old phone for its form factor, small size, "clear pixelation," and other such features. And while the iPhone X looks nothing like the older model, it's still a fun watch!

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. Peacetoall unregistered

Seriously do Americans even have internet access

15. lyndon420

Posts: 6451; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

They do...but they need a Canadian to show them how to use it lol.

16. dexterie

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

most of them live under a rock. how else would they vote for trumpster?

2. july1999

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

How come they don't recognize the iPhone 4? Lol.

6. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Give them xiomi device with apple logo and they will prise them also, they are compaled to buy iphones like no phones exist and they don't want to reseach either for them iphone is smartphone and others don't exist and they don't really have brain , so chill if you're not using iphone u r blessled and you have brain to think and make choices

11. july1999

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

Ignorance isn't an excuse in today's world..maybe these people had just come out from the cave.. OR They just don't care about g**d**n smartphones. It was really funny to hear those person say that the iPhone 4 is "innovative" and "futuristic" in 2017 standards. That was a good laugh.. In my opinion, people just care about the brand, not the functionalities and features that these phones offer. They buy iPhones because of the status symbol. I own both Android and Apple devices and I have to say that they have their pros and cons. For simplicity, there's the iPhone. If you want more features, then you have the Android. Simple as that.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

XIaomi's design is just too different, it won't be convincing for apple's fan but some random iPhone clone from chinese will do :D check this videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoKFBNbwyyY tl;dw it's chinese clone of iPhone6, He lied about specs (26 cores, 8k screen, shappire display, 8 days battery) and they just believe it :v most reaction is like "its really fast", "it's much clearer", "it's amazing".. it's easy to impress them with anything as long as it got apple logo, even if it's fake :v

9. ikenvape

Posts: 305; Member since: May 28, 2014

I swear, we must have bad memories. When I worked at T-mobile last year, none of my customers remembered what HTC is!!! "Remember the first 5in screen? The Hero? The Evo?!" Just nothing

21. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

First 5" screen is from HTC? AFAIK it's DELL streak :-/ (and back then people saying it's huuuge screen in a huge phone) HTC's phones back then looks great compared to competitors.. until M9.

34. july1999

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

I remember having the Dell Streak 5 and I considered it as a tablet. It was very big at that time compared to my Galaxy Mini. Now, 5 inches is the norm.

3. Whitedot

Posts: 704; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

This is most likely staged.

4. Darckent

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

Just shows iPhone users are the worst cult fanatics out there...when animoji is your most talked about new feature along with that hideous notch you know those fanatics are a joke Ridiculous

5. Peacetoall unregistered

Nope jimmy kemmel wasn't crying in this video so it's not staged. ; )

10. Panzer

Posts: 278; Member since: May 13, 2016

IOS 7 update would waterproof your device, IOS 8 update to make it so you can charge your iPhone with a microwave. How many devices got destroyed with those pranks, I don't think this was staged.

32. audibot

Posts: 590; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

nope think about it the phone came out 7 years ago, most of these people couldnt tell you what happened 7 days or hours ago without checking on twitter or facebook, so sad that people like that are the next gen

7. theot14430 unregistered

Most people are just plain stupid.

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1373; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

You know what is even more sad - ads work.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Apple core demographic... No surprises here.

14. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Probably spent all day and interviewed 300 people to find a dozen people that have never had an iPhone and have no idea what any of the models, old or new, look like.

18. p51d007

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

typical iPhone users...

20. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Kimmel always proves, iFans are not educated and lack the most common of sense. They all repeat the same senseless drivel, even when it isn't even true of the device they are holding.

22. ahmadkun

Posts: 525; Member since: May 02, 2016

no wonder .

35. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Well..the i-sheeps will always buy and praise whenever Apple released something "new". They take away your headphone jack - futuristic! They take away your touch id - Innovative! They take way part of your display with the notch - unique! They gave you a talking poop - exciting!! They would probably buy the iPhone X if it look exactly like the iPhone 4 too.

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