The iPhone Phenomenon is Just in Our Heads!


There are a lot of preachers to the "it's all in your head" philosophy; even in one of our recent interviews, Dr. Sridhar Vembu, CEO ZOHO, said the same. The iPhone 5, for a change hasn’t got rave reviews but omnipresent Apple Fanboys have almost been blinded. The "Apple is god" mentality is pervasive and a word against it doesn’t go well with the high on enthusiasm Apple devotees. Taking nothing away from Apple and its greatness, sometimes one feels, we’re just taking it a bit too far.

Just to demonstrate this, The Jimmy Kimmel show, a popular show in the US demonstrated how you can have a hearty laugh. All you need is a bunch of Apple fan boys, an old iPhone 4S and and a lie. How? Watch this video:

[Warning: Not for people with weak abdominal muscles]

There are a lot of takeaways from this for an entrepreneur, shedding light on how good branding helps, how perception matter, how people blindly trust a cult brand and so on. But we will leave that for you to take. If not for anything else, it’s just for laughs!

And yes, if you already haven’t rote the specs, here is a brief comparison:

                 The 5th Gen iPhone                            iPhone 4S 

ProcessorQuad Core Apple A6Dual-core Apple A5
Display4-inch IPS 1,136 x 6403.5-inch IPS 960 x 640
Pixel Density326 ppi326 ppi
Storage16GB / 32GB / 64GB16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Primary camera8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture
Secondary camera1.2 megapixel at 30fpsVGA at 30fps
Video recording1080p at 30fps1080p at 30fps
Cellular/GSM Model A1428: GSM / LTECDMA Model A1429: CDMA / LTEGSM Model A1429: GSM / LTEHybrid GSM / CDMA "World Phone"
WiFiDual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
OrientationAccelerometer, digital compass, gyroscopeAccelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope
FaceTimeWiFi and CellularWiFi-only (iOS 5)
SIM standardnanoSIMmicroSIM
Battery lifeUp to 8 hours talk time on 3GUp to 8 hours data on 3GUp to 8 hours data on LTEUp to 10 hours data on WiFiUp to 40 hours audioUp to 10 hours videoUp to 225 hours on standbyUp to 8 hours talk time on3GUp to 14 hours talk time on 2GUp to 6 hours data on 3GUp to 9 hours data on WiFiUp to 40 hours audioUp to 10 hours videoUp to 200 hours on standby
Weight112 grams / 3.9 oz140 grams / 4.9 oz
Dimensions123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm


Video credits: JimmyKimmelLive youtube channel

Specs Credits: Engadget