by Joe White
September 12, 2013
See update below. Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel sent one of his minions out onto Hollywood Boulevard armed with an iPad mini, and aimed to convince passers-by that the small-size tablet was in fact Apple's "new iPhone." It's clear that few fanboys crossed Kimmel's path, because the folks interviewed seemed impressed with the so-called handset's "click and lick" functionality, the clarity of its calls, and more. Check out the video for yourself, it sure made me laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oprUI6nupfc&feature=youtu.be&t=1m7s
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.Scripted or genuine? It's impossible to tell. As a reminder, the "real" iPhone 5s features a 4-inch (not 7.9-inch) screen, a 64-bit Apple A7 processor, an M7 coprocessor, and support for a mode of fingerprint recognition called "Touch ID." For more of our recent news, see: Control Beyond: Two Souls On PlayStation 3 Using Your iDevice With Beyond Touch, RadioShack Launches Trade-In Program, Discounts iPhone Handsets, and Readdle Launches Calendars 5 Featuring Natural Language Input, iPad Support And More. Update. After some deliberation, myself and my colleague Aldrin Calimlim have decided that Conan's take is even funnier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7-RetY7fGo&feature=player_embedded
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.