Jimmy Kimmel's iPhone 5 makes us more disappointed in the iPhone 4S

Jimmy Kimmel's iPhone 5 makes us more disappointed in the iPhone 4S
We know that many of you are pretty disappointed in the reveal of the iPhone 4S, just as investors were. It certainly wasn't magical, or even all that innovative. And, it definitely wasn't the best way to begin the post-Jobs era at Apple. Many of our notions have been shattered, most notably that Apple tends to release more matured products. While iOS 5 notifications are more matured than Android, the voice commands seem to be about the same, if not a bit behind as Siri supports fewer than the 6 languages available with Google's Voice Actions. 

Even though we only got the iPhone 4S today, last night, Jimmy Kimmel showed off the iPhone 5, and we must say, Jimmy's iPhone 5 makes the 4S look like even more of a let down. Of course, it can also be the official start to the iPhone 5 rumor mill (you know you're super excited about starting iPhone 5 rumors right this very second.) So, you heard it here first: the iPhone 5 will have a real-life lightsaber built in and more amazing features. 

And now, back to non-Apple news (read: Nexus Prime rumors until next Tuesday, when we can finally put that to bed as well)!

source: Mashable

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20 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

LOL, great video. And yes, on to Nexus Prime rumors! Sorry that your notion about Apple releasing matured products had to be shattered though. :(

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I still contend that in general it is true. As I said, notifications is a more mature system than that of Android. iPhone's camera app is still better than stock Android. And, regardless of the limited languages, I expect the recognition of Siri will be at least on par with Google, if not better because it is still powered by Nuance. Still, it's a nice reminder of why I gave up on the iPhone in the first place.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Okay, fair enough. But I'll laugh if Google leapfrogs those advantages with the announcement of ICS before the 4S is even released. :)

2. joke unregistered

I think iphone 5 is just a decoy... A decoy from Apple to ward off the casing manufacture from China. I wonder what would happened to all the iphone 5 casing manufactured in china. LOL....

3. tq3866

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2011

Hahaha funny video

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ok, michael, i have to call you out.. you keep saying that ios5 notifications are more mature than android notifications, though android has been refining theirs since the beginning of android, and iOS is blatantly stealing them from android. They have never had it launch on a mass scale to find the bugs in it, so what exactly is "more mature" about apple's new "androidified" notifications compared to android's notifications? Am I missing something, because it just seems like your giving apple an auto pass on how good their code is... before it even launches.

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

1) Apple isn't just stealing from Android, it's taking from webOS as well. 2) I say more matured because it has more features than Android's notifications, and a better back end. Apple's notifications have live update capabilities, which Android doesn't. Apple has better interaction with notifications, where Android is simply touch-to-launch. And, Apple has a better push notification system already built-in to iOS, which will help its notifications. Right now, very few non-Google apps take advantage of push notifications, and even the ones that do are kind of wonky (like the official Twitter app.) Of course, I'm personally hoping that everything I'm saying will become moot next Tuesday, but we have to wait and see on that.

10. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

And blackberry to michael.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

and its stealing from WP7 with that twitter integration just like WP7's facebook integration. iOS5.. a jack of all.. theives.

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Nice to know that you took away absolutely nothing from my last mobile competition column...

14. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Mike he is a fanboy as i have tried to tell everyone before of course he didnt learn anything. Your the only neutral one here.

15. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Dude he is a the Taco for Android. As much as I hate to say it, the lock screen notifications for Apple is better then Android. Given some skin of Android have similar feature.

16. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

He is for sure

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

how many "taco for android"s do you see that defend apple against other android fans when they say something innacurate? the problem with you ibots is if someone isnt firmly in your camp, they MUST be firmly in the other camp. Your narrow view of thinking doesnt change the fact that I am not some blind fanboy. And after months of taco, miz, gallito, and the gang yacking on and on and on about how much this announcement was gonna change the game again and blow away anything android could think up... just to have this crap announcement.. you should expect a lot of backlash and hazing. there is a lot of back and forth in the boards, and you have been a part of it every step fo the way. Exactly what do you think is going to happen if the ICS/nexus prime announcement is a total flop?? it will be just like yesterday but with you ibots going bonkers. dont be a hippocrite.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes, on apple announcement day i take off my mediator cap and put on my android fanboy cap and goof off for the day. Especially after an iFail announcement like we saw yesterday. But unlike you guys, i go back to being mostly middle of the road when the dust settles. Michael, i read the column. I wasnt as big of a fan of the "great artists steal" part as it gave a lot of passes to apple for their blatant thievery. Mostly its because they scream and try to sue everyone for the most minor things while stealing the biggest features from other OS's. The hypocracy really turns me off. You notice you got many praises from iFanatics from that part of the piece as it helps them justify the hypocracy. Still well written, i just dont agree with it.

7. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

LOL funny vid

9. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Hilarious!

13. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

It's ok MichaelH. Some people are just mad at the world 24/7

17. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Lol that was definitely funnier than I expected.

18. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Made may day. . .

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