Apple iPhone 5 reviewers butt of Saturday Night Live skit jokes

Saturday Night Live this weekend skewered tech journalists’ for their whining about iPhone 5 shortcomings
  • (Network World)
  • — 15 October, 2012 01:44

Saturday Night Live this weekend skewered tech journalists for their whining about iPhone 5 shortcomings, with a skit featuring a trio of Chinese factory workers answering their critics and besting them.

CRIME: Ugly, scary year in iPad and iPhone thefts

The skit, featuring guest star Christina Applegate as host of the Tech Talk show, examines the Apple iPhone 5s plethora of glitches and design flaws with a panel of tech journalists from Cnet, Gizmodo and Wired.

The tech journalists fuss over a litany of problems, from Apple Maps (having to resort to using Google Maps in a browser!), to a purple hue in photos taken with iPhones camera to the phones lightness and thinness (I mean I know we asked for a phone that was lighter and thinner but&)

The host then brings on three peasant workers from the Chinese factory where the iPhone 5 was built in an effort to put the journalists complaints into broader perspective. They address the hardship of the maps directing the journalists to Dunkin Donuts instead of Starbucks, noting that the factory workers dont need maps because they sleep in the same place they work.

SNL has increasingly worked tech topics into its skits. Last season, the cast poked fun at Verizon and the gobbledygook of tech jargon it spews regularly in its ads about 4G, LTE and countless models of smartphones (not that Verizon is the only company guilty of this).  

 

Read more about anti-malware in Network World's Anti-malware section.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Bob Brown

Network World
Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Compare & Save

Deals powered by WhistleOut
WhistleOut

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?