As buzz reaches a fever pitch over the iPhone 5S launch just a few days away, Matthias and J-Fred might have stumbled upon some truth in this parody video. If rumors are true, Tuesday’s Apple event could be a major letdown, perhaps even eclipsing the disappointment with the iPhone 4S.
You’ll remember the launch of the iPhone 4S — that was the time Apple tried to convince us that adding an app called Siri to the iPhone made it something new and fascinating. Too bad a lot of us already had that exact same app on an iPhone 4.
The current iPhone 5S/5C rumors paint a grim picture. It’s hard for me to get excited about a fingerprint reader, a plastic version of the iPhone, a faster processor (when everything is already processed fast enough), an additional LED flash, and a lack of features already innovated on the Android and Windows Phone platforms.
A fingerprint reader will have to be close to 100% accurate for it to be widely accepted. If there is such a device on the iPhone 5S, Apple might run into a debacle such as the maelstrom of criticism it encountered when it launched the iPhone 4. Remember that antenna problem? I’m not sure a “you’re holding it wrong” response will work again for Apple.
Let’s reserve judgment, though, until we see the actual products Apple rolls out on Tuesday, September 10 at 9 AM Pacific Time. I’m hoping for pleasant surprise.
Image and video: YouTube/Matthias