The Jimmy Kimmel Live show took to the street with an iPhone 4S, but told people it was an iPhone 5 to get their opinions. We don’t know how many thought it was worse, but as you can see from the video below plenty of people fell for it and started talking about how much better it was.
One guy who even claimed he has a 4S went on and on about how much better the new iPhone 5 was.
What I get from this is one of two things:
- People get nervous when a camera is pointed at them, and they can’t think straight. Possibly they say whatever they think will be a popular opinion.
- People get so wrapped up in a brand that they lose the ability to be critical any longer.
I think this kind of demonstrates why we need expert third party opinions in this world. To maintain some semblance of neutrality.