Video shows grandmother falling for the old chocolate iPhone trick

Video shows grandmother falling for the old chocolate iPhone trick
Granny was getting agitated. One of her holiday gifts was in a box that showed the famous Apple logo, and read "iPhone". Yes, it was a box for the Apple iPhone 6. But grandma was having none of that new-fangled technology stuff. "You're kidding me," she says when she becomes aware of what is contained inside the box. "I'm not really equipped to handle this," she continues. Granny mentions that she has a landline, hinting that she really doesn't need a smartphone.

But the old lady keeps on unwrapping her "iPhone" until she slides it out of the wrapper. "Oh, one of these," she says, looking directly at her new "device." Her son tells her to put her brand new "iPhone" in her mouth. "I beg your pardon," she says. Take a look at the expression on her face. Now comes the moment when she realizes that the "device" in her hand is chocolate. "Oh thank god," she exclaims, with a huge sigh of relief.

Most of us probably would have the opposite reaction if we were expecting to open an iPhone for the holidays, and ended up with a piece of chocolate. Obviously, this is one senior citizen who would not be considered a prime marketing target by Apple. Hershey, on the other hand...



source: JordanGraham via RedmondPie

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36 Comments

1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Aw, so adorable.

5. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yes, she is. And she knows what she wants/needs, unlike many customers I've had

17. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

But iPhones were made for grannies and illiterate simpleton people....?

34. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL. I see too many older folks coming in with phones that were forced upon them by either kids/grandkids/great-grandkids or someone else that sold it to them. Damn it, if they only want a flip-phone, leave them the @#$% alone and give/sell them what they want! On a side note, girl in the background could catch a present from me...

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Too cute, she did not want a cell phone lol.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My mom also has problem with technology. She don't want to have anything to do with it. Till there a need, friends at church keep asking her to get one so they can what's apps her activities video, song to practise etc. So I got her what she wanted a low cost 5.5 inch phone teaches her how to use it. Can't remember how many times I have to repeat myself but that how things roll with older folk. She is very price sensitive so I have to telling her the phone is very cheap no problem even if she lose it. To her anything above $100 is expensive so I told her is less than a hundred. There many emotional conflict in the older generation I have yet to fully understand.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine too, she's rocking a flip phone. Completely satisfied with it. My dad won't even touch one, we can't even get him to talk on the land line lol.

22. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

My Mom doesn't have problem with cellphones, but she doesn't like full touchscreen phones (lack of physical buttons) and Blackberry phones (too many buttons). for the last few months, she kept asking me to looking for a "brand new Nokia Symbian phone" to replace her good old Nokia N73. i told her that Nokia doesn't make Symbian phones anymore, but she doesn't believe me (can't blame her, many people don't believe Nokia is gone). so i hope there's a phone manufacturer that make a candy bar phone with physical alphanumeric keypad. there's a market for that.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Oh no! Its very hard to find a Symbian phone. The reason may be they believe touch screen phone are expensive. May want to try giving them a older phone to try it out. Show them the youtube app with their subject of interests. E.g cooking or documentary.

14. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

"Especially an iPhone".....

3. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That's so sweet. Beautiful!

4. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Best video ever!

6. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

DROIDS Troll comments are LOADING (PLEASE WAIT) 67% 73% 88% 92% 99% 100% : YES GRANDMA ! chocolate is more useful than an iPhone 6 with bendgate bendgate bendgate !!!!!

7. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Funny how the only troll that showed up so far is you.

13. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The only droid I see is you.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least she didn't get coal/a blackberry.

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Appreciate what gift you will recieve.

16. Sir-Lancelot

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Anything, but Apple.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I sure would. It's cool to be thought of bro.

12. gregoryyy3 unregistered

And that's how iPhones get bent

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Very heart warming lady, genuine at heart. It was all in fun, screw the tech battles.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I loved it shock, and I bet it taste pretty good too. Milk chocolate is the bomb lol.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The tech battles have played out bro, people use what they like, and sometimes try something new. Only idiots are coming here, trying to bait people and start flame wars. My wife, son, and I are enjoying our iPhones, and I hope you're enjoying your device(s). Check out post 20 BTW, pure desperation.

35. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Word to that, Darkk...

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah bro, I just wanna come to the site and talk some tech with other cool ass people. I'm so tired of these pointless arguments and insults, that do nothing, and prove nothing. People like and buy what they want/need, based on what fits them best, and that's what matters. I almost closed my acct not too long ago, but decided to stay. It's just gotten old, and I'm burned out on the battles. Hope all is well bro.

33. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

does the GrandMa still has teeth to eat that chocolate?

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