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Jul. 20 2010 - 8:15 am | 200 views | 0 recommendations | 7 comments

Taiwanese video reenactment of Steve Jobs’ iPhone 4 debacle with Star Wars theme

File this under Phenomenal.

It’s a Taiwanese News CG Reenactment that tells the story of Steve Jobs and the iPhone 4, from the Gizmodo incident all the way through the All-Antennas-are-a-Problem-Here’s-an-Antenna-Cover press conference.

Don’t miss these priceless moments:

- Steve Jobs and Bill Gates face off  in a Star Wars light saber battle spurred on by the the subtitle  “Apple makes even more money than Microsoft.”

- Appearance by Special Gizmodo Guest Star Jason Chen, who kicked off the now legendary iPhone 4 fiaso by paying $5,000 in cash to buy an early iPhone 4 inadvertently left at a bar by an Apple employee.

- Darth Jobs laughing with evil gusto under the subtitle  “Consumers hate being locked into AT&T’s crappy network.”

- A recap of the Apple press conference “somewhere over Cupertino, California.”

This one’s even better than their Taiwanese News CG Reenactment of the  Tiger Woods saga.

H/T @cdixon and @borthwick


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    My favorite part was when Jobs chopped the fingers off the customer. Also, Jason Chen’s wicked ’stache.

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    I also love the line about Steve Jobs leading the investigation into Jason Chen’s house, “breaking personal human rights” and making Chen hover in mid-air.

    And, of course, Jobs is wearing his black turtleneck. Wardrobe win.

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    The laugh is the best part! What’s Mandarin for “muahahahaha”?

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    I loved the laser slicing off the fingers best as well.

    And I confess I am feeling pretty redeemed by the Apple backlash. There’s more than just the antenna to ridicule. The touch screen is very hard to use; the search function is primitive; and the calendar is clunky. I’m waiting to hear more complaints about some of those issues now that the bloom is off the rose.

    And I think this also means that you should date Schmidt.

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    This video creates the danger that iPhone fanatics will remove those fingertips themselves in devotion to their product….

    I think this kind of emergent resentment of Apple is inevitable whenever Underdog becomes Overlord. What would Polly do, jump to Schmidt or stick with Steve?

    (Remember: were it not for Steve, computers would still be beige).

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      You’re right, Jeff. With success comes the inevitable resentment and targeting – for Apple, Google and Facebook. Twitter will be there soon as well.

      I think the cycle is this:
      1. Underdog
      2. Overlord
      3. Battered and Criticized Overlord
      4. Underdog 2.0

      I think the beaten-up period puts the overlord back in the role of underdog. Polly might stick with Steve Jobs in that scenario.

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