Public fooled into believing ‘iPhone 4S is iPhone 5’


On the occasion of launch of the new Apple smartphone, a comedian took to the streets of Los Angeles to convince unsuspecting Americans that the iPhone 4S was the new iPhone 5. Jimmy Kimmel handed passers by the iPhone 4S telling them it was the new iPhone 5 and asked them what they thought of the new model. Those that were approached seemed genuinely taken in, despite the fact that the iPhone 5 is not available to customers until next Friday. According to the Telegraph, handling the phone one man said, ‘the new handset is a lot lighter than the last one and it is a lot faster as well.’ “It’s way better. It’s nice. I have the 4S so I’m always open to a new phone,” said another man. iPhone5, which does look a lot like the iPhone 4S, was unveiled by Apple on Wednesday. The new phone is thinner by 18 per cent, and lighter by 20 per cent compared to the last iPhone. The screen is taller too, at 4-inches corner to corner, but the phone, held in portrait mode, is the same width. Instead of a glass back, the iPhone 5 back and sides are made from a single piece of aluminum.