Gigglebit: Casio or Apple smartwatch?

28 Jul 201468 Views

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Today we look at how people are suckers for being told they’re holding the latest Apple product. US chat-show host Jimmy Kimmel sent his team to the streets with a number of old Casio watches that cost US$20. The team stuck Apple logos on the watches and told the public they were the new Apple smartwatch.

What do you think happens?

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic

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