Saturday Night Live talks iPhone 5 complaints

By , Oct 14, 2012

For the most part, the iPhone 5 has been well-received by customers. Reviews of the handset have been very positive, with most folks saying it’s well worth the upgrade for previous iPhone owners.

But in addition to all of the praise, we’ve also heard a lot of complaints regarding the smartphone. There’s the iOS 6 Maps debacle and the scratching, and don’t forget the camera’s purple haze issue.

So last night, the folks over at Saturday Night Live decided to address these complaints as only it knows how. You have to watch this hilarious clip from SNL’s new episode called “Tech Talk: iPhone 5…”

While the people might be fake, the issues addressed in the above clip are very real. Apple has been receiving non-stop criticism from users and pundits over its new Maps app, which replaced Google Maps in iOS 6.

There have also been numerous reports of iPhone 5 owners noticing scratches on their handsets, sometimes right out of the box. This has caused Apple to tighten quality control at its Foxconn manufacturing plants.

That being said, SNL also does a good job of pointing out how minute these issues are in the grand scheme of things. Don’t get me wrong, when you pay hundreds of dollars for something, it should work as advertised. But it still makes you think.

What did you think of the video?

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  • Patrick

    cant watch the clip it says its not available from my location

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      Use Hotspot Shield

  • Chris Wagers

    Pretty funny for sure.

  • David Morones

    Hahahaha omg to funny

  • Neal

    because the chinese labourers designed and programed the device…

    • TriguyRN

      It’s a joke………………….

  • JaysinNY76

    pretty funny!

  • sdmidnightrider

    freakin hilarious, but living in usa where we have so many luxuries it does seem petty to complain about little things like our phones not working perfectly as we imagined. my biggest complaint is that im still waiting for mine to arrive so i can complain about it.

  • Dwight Thomas

    I can’t watch it either, not sure why. Found it on other sites and couldn’t watch it there either. BOOOO.

  • Irene N.

    A tad bit inaccurate (like apps loading slow), but funny nonetheless. I’d have to say the very ending was the best about no American products and Diabetes, lol.

  • Andrew

    Any way to watch this outside USA?

    • Sanil Chitrakar

      I watched this video on protube from my iphone yesterday but its not there anymore.
      They made a video about iphone that can’t be viewed in iphone. WTF!
      Can this be played in GS3? Just curious.

    • TeddyBearStand

      Hotspotshield my friend. :)

  • Sean Geezy

    Hilarious !!!

  • Gabriel Diaz

    Good stuff

  • Ta Vang

    Freaken too funny!! I can’t stop laughing. Hahahaha… Diabetes .. Hahaha. Sad violin hahaha.

  • Dani Hayes

    Didn’t find it funny at all.

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  • Chris McOmber

    Hilarious! So inconvenient for you, so sorry! Haha!

  • Stephaughn Alston

    “Let’s see, what does America make”, that was hilarious!

  • Keith Green

    What about the horrible call sound quality.

  • Keith Green

    But very funny and accurate.


    lame! no jokes about the suicide nets around chinas apple buildings :)

  • Richard Borkovec

    It’s sad cause it’s all true. And you could really apply this to any device made in places like Foxconn. They work under horrible conditions, we complain we had to wait for it. It’s a great way to bring light to topics like this.

  • Stevie May

    my iphone 5 just suddenly stopped charging off to apple store i go

  • Mustafa Ali

    that was so funny shit ,,….