Jimmy Kimmel pulls the same iPhone prank, but this time with an iPad mini

Jimmy Kimmel pulls the same iPhone prank, but this time with an iPad mini
We've already seen the same jokes around the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c announcements recycled by the amateur YouTube crews, so why wouldn't we expect the same thing from the professionals? Jimmy Kimmel has basically run this prank twice already, but this time around he cranked it up a bit by telling people that the iPad mini was actually the newly announced iPhone 5s.

The first time around, Jimmy's team told people that the iPhone 4S was the iPhone 5, and as you would expect, people spit back the usual Apple buzzwords like "thinner", "lighter", "faster". Then, the team pulled the same prank, but told people that the iPod Touch was the iPad mini, with similar results. 

This time around, Kimmels team goes even deeper into the absurdity by telling people that the iPad mini was the newly announced iPhone 5s, and somehow still got people to claim that the device was "smaller", "thinner", and "lighter" than the last iPhone. They even got one girl to lick the screen and claim that she could taste chocolate. 

If these people really are random people off of the street, and not paid actors, we can understand not being aware of what would set apart the new iPhone from the last, but to believe that an iPad mini is an iPhone takes a special kind of ignorance about technology.

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1. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012


7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

That was definitely fake

8. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

The last guy was definietly from Star Trek.

17. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Indian Star Trek

33. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

you mean X-Men?

35. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No they meant Star Trek, as in Geordi la Forge, not cyclops!

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Jimmy. Jimmy. Jimmy, leave Apple alone. Leave them alone, alone... Boo Hoo Hoo.

39. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

no!! they need to open their OS or stich to making great computers

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Where do they find these people? Under a rock? .....

37. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Half my exes friends were this stupid and would easily believe it. There are people out there like this and they outnumber people like us. Be afraid, be very afraid..

4. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Haha was laughing as hell

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LMAO... Everybody knows the truth...just lick it...

6. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013


9. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Prove that the average apple consumer (still) knows nothing about tech. You could sell them dishwasher telling them its a fridge and they'd believe it. Not to mention the many people who have brought mirrors believing them to be ipads. (One should be able to tell from its weight)

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol or a wood

40. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

LMAO!! true


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha some people are so stupid!

11. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

This is not funny anymore. Honestly, it's time we all agree that 90% of apple buyers are idiots. No wonder they settle for the same thing each year. I mean like seriously? Apple can sell a 8'' iPhone and to their customers it will be okay cos apple says 8'' is cool for a phone. It's just a pitty

41. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

i agree

12. GeekMovement unregistered

So you just lick it... I can't really t... OH I CAN TASTE IT

13. Satnamreg

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Apple users...

14. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Samsung Users HAHAHAHA xD

16. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

At least a couple of them must be actors, no-one is that stupid....

18. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

God bless America!!!

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

The last guy was obviously an iFan the way he was going on about the specs, how in the world did he not know it wasn't an iPhone?

20. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

All paid actors, no one is that dumb, not even grandma. By now, everyone knows iPhone have some screens.

27. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

I work for one of the larger cell phone companies in the US, and yes people are that stupid...

21. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If they are all non-actor... then all i can say the general public population is fricking stupid.... I'm so glad everyone on PhoneArena isn't as dumb as those people are....

22. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


23. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

At the end Geordi La Forge recommends it so it's a buy.

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