Conan O’Brien takes aim at Apple and the lost iPhone 5 prototype [video]

Talk show host Conan O'Brien has obviously been following the latest lost Apple iPhone prototype shenanigans closely as he has put together a rather amusing comedy sketch.

The sketch is based on the format of an Apple advertisement with various imaginery senior Apple employees discussing the person responsible for the theft and what they intend to do the individual when they find him or her.

Just in case you are not aware, this is the second time Apple has mislaid an iPhone prototype in a bar in San Francisco. An iPhone 4 prototype was lost  just before it was officially announced last year. This time it is an alleged iPhone 5 prototype that has been lost and remains at large but unseen so far.


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Conan O’Brien takes aim at Apple and the lost iPhone 5 prototype [video]


Seems like you're lame yourself for not taking the joke Asdolla made ;)
Didn't you notice the " :p " ?!

Is it just me or do all the most anticipated upcoming gadgets get left in a bar In San francisco in order to create a media buzz? Apple aren't known for their lax security so how is it that the same thing has happened again right before a release date if not by design?

The joke is on Conan. Apple is a well honed machine that meticulously crafts not only the world's best products but also the way we learn about them. The likelihood of two iPhones being accidentally misplaced two years in a row is 100% impossible from a company that guards its secrets as well as Apple does. These losses are planned and executed the way Apple has marketed them to be.

Do you really think a billion-dollar company that makes more money than the US Treasury like Apple would have faulty security?

It's a MULTI-billion-dollar company, and they don't make more money than the US Treasury -- because of a temporary hiccup in international market valuations, Apple briefly had more available cash than the Treasury.

I love conan and apple. I think this is hilarious. Learn how to take a joke guys. Btw your mommas are so fat they play pool with the planets. Oh snap...Remember its just joke.

I think the spoof was witty. It's really a nod to the creativity and innovation of the Apple culture. The joke is that a company like Apple would even take a project like recovering a lost prototype with uncompromising R & D and sell it as a "just works" idea. And at the same time, an underlying jab about a company like Apple, as precise and controlling as it is could still lose something so important...the spoof attempts to say how silly Apple looks under these circumstances. It's funny, IMHO.

It would have been much funnier if there weren't already umpteen of these types of parodies of Apple commercials.
Meh. Too late, Conan.