Parody: Apple patents the alphabet

By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2012

When you think of everything wrong with the patent system today, Apple always comes to mind. The iPad-maker has applied for, and surprisingly won, patents on things you wouldn’t think you could have exclusive rights to.

That’s the basis for this new parody video, in which Washington Post book critic Ron Charles pretends to be an Apple legal attorney explaining the company’s strategy behind applying for a patent on the English alphabet… Read More

 

If only this iPad mini parody clip was the real deal

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 10, 2012

After watching this, I’m beginning to wonder if somebody at Apple should seriously consider hiring Cinesaurus, a Seattle-based creative team “obsessed with telling stories through video and animation”. They’re also behind an excellent Surface parody video that teaches Microsoft how to advertise against the iPad… Read More

 

Saturday Night Live talks iPhone 5 complaints

By Cody Lee on 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…” Read More

 

iPhone 5 parody clip: “a taller change than expected”

By Cody Lee on Sep 22, 2012

 

One of the most noticeable and talked about features of the iPhone 5 is its new display. For the first time, Apple has made the handset’s screen larger, bumping it up to right around 4-inches.

But in order to maintain usability, Apple only increased the height of the display, not the width. And this has spawned some criticism from the tech world, as well as this hilarious parody… Read More

 

CollegeHumor does its version of the iPhone 5 event

By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2012

Apple’s media events, like the one for the iPhone 5 yesterday, have long been a source of fodder for parodies. They’re both distinct and recognizable, which always makes for easy mockery material.

CollegeHumor is the latest contributor to the category, as it recently posted a new video called “Apple Coasting Keynote.” In it, a Tim Cook-like character takes the stage and announces…nothing.

Watch… Read More

 

Apple’s patent war meets Star Trek in this parody video

By Cody Lee on Aug 29, 2012

Despite Apple’s clear court victory last week, ultimately proving its theory that Samsung crossed the line with its iPhone and iPad copying, the Cupertino company is still taking heat from critics.

Some folks believe that Apple using its hefty library of patents to sue other companies will end up destroying innovation in smartphones. And, according to this video, the Starship Enterprise… Read More

 

Watch this hilarious iPhone 5 parody spot

By Cody Lee on Aug 21, 2012

Though we are fairly confident that we know what the next iPhone will look like, there’s no way to know all of its features and what it’s capable of until Apple announces it next month.

But that didn’t stop Adam Sacks from speculating. The artist has produced a familiar-looking parody of what he thinks the big feature of the iPhone 5 will be. And it’s quite funny… Read More

 

Conan O’Brien pokes fun at Apple-Samsung trial

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2012

With billions of dollars hanging in the balance, and both companies’ reputations at stake, the Samsung-Apple trial is one of the most high-profile in history.

But you wouldn’t know any of this unless you frequently visited tech sites, like iDB, or you happened to be watching tonight’s episode of Conan O’Brien… Read More

 

Martin Scorsese Siri ad gets the parody treatment

By Cody Lee on Aug 1, 2012

Last week, Apple started airing a new Siri commercial featuring the popular film director Martin Scorsese. The ad was the fourth in a string of celebrity spots focused on the digital assistant.

Unsurprisingly, a parody video has just been made to poke fun at the ad. You’ve seen “The Samuel L. Jackson ad you were hoping for.” Now, here’s “Scorsese’s alternate iPhone commercial…” Read More

 

Conan Mocks the Lost iPhone 5 Prototype

By Alex Heath on Sep 9, 2011

Apple’s lost iPhone 5 prototype has been making the headlines as of late. The San Francisco police just launched an internal investigation into the scandal, and the prototype is still out there in the wild somewhere.

Funnyman Conan O’Brien has put together a parody Apple video about the lost iPhone prototype. Check it out… Read More

 

South Park Makes a Parody of the iPad Commercial

By Sébastien Page on Sep 24, 2010

For the new South Park season starting next month, Comedy Central made a parody of the iPad ads. This is pretty funny… that is if you like South Park of course.

[FSM]

 

Drunken Banned iPad Promo

By Sébastien Page on Aug 22, 2010

We’ve seen the hilarious banned iPad promo video before. Now comes the drunken banned iPad promo. Just as funny, a bit more intoxicated. Enjoy.

[Thanks John for sending this in]

 

iPad Ad Parody: Adjust Your Expectations

By Sébastien Page on Aug 18, 2010

This morning I was telling you about the new iPad TV ad. Well it didn’t take long for people to make a parody out of it. It’s not as funny as the banned iPad promo video but I still had a good laugh with it. What do you think?

[CrunchGear]