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Taller, Longer iPhone 5 Photoshops Spread on Chinese Internet

iPhone 10: The tallest iPhone yet photoshop.

iPhone 10: The tallest iPhone yet photoshop.

Apple’s new iPhone 5 was announced this week which attracted plenty of attention from Chinese netizens for whom Apple products are quite popular. On China’s popular microblogging service Sina Weibo, #iPhone5来了# (#iPhone5 is Here#) is currently still the #1 trending hashtag topic, with over 19 million mentions over the past week and millions of microblog mentions each day.

Despite featuring a larger screen and being both thinner and lighter than the previous iPhone 4S, the new iPhone’s features and improvements failed to convince most respondents in a Sina Weibo poll to consider buying it:

Sina Weibo poll: Will you buy the iPhone5?

Poll Question: Will you buy the iPhone5?

Red Side: Definitely Going to Buy = 7586
Blue Side: Not Considering Buying = 38439

While there is little doubt that Apple’s new iPhone 5 will still be coveted by many Chinese consumers and thus sell very well in China when it is released, Chinese netizens (like many other people around the world) could not help but notice that the new iPhone 5 with its taller/wider screen is basically just a longer iPhone. So what will future generations of iPhones be like?

Here are a collection of the better future iPhone photoshops that have circulated on the Chinese-language internet in response to the new iPhone 5…

Apple iPhone 5, 6, 7, 8 with Tim Cook.

Apple iPhone 11, the deformed iPhone.

iPhone N: The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.

iLee jeans, for iPhone.

iPhone 4, 5, 10 by Durex.

An iPhone 30 being used as a baseball bat.

Apple iPhone 50 nunchucks.

iPhone 30S like nunchucks in Bruce Lee's hands.

Apple iPhone 20 as a light saber in Obi-wan Kenobi's hands: Lighter, longer, more durable.

iPhone 5 photoshop as a sword.

iPhone with the Monkey King.

iPhone 5 photoshop: iPhone 50 The Lost Bladesman.

Even state news agency Xinhua joined in on the fun…

Xinhua Apple iPhone photoshops, featuring iPhone 5, iPhone 6 Thor, iPhone 7 Bruce Lee, iPhone 8 Hawkeye.

Xinhua Apple iPhone photoshops, featuring iPhone 9 War Machine, iPhone 10 Loki

Xinhua Apple iPhone photoshops, featuring iPhone 11 Men in Black, iphone 12 Spiderman, iPhone13 Captain America.

Xinhua Apple iPhone photoshops, featuring iPhone 14 Catwoman on Batcycle, and iPhone 100 Battleship.

Xinhua Apple iPhone photoshops, featuring iPhone 200 aircraft carrier, iPhone 500 skyscraper, iPhone 1000 Saturn.

iPhone 101 photoshop of Taipei 101 skyscraper.

iPhone 101 photoshop of the Taipei 101 skyscraper.

And on the other end of the spectrum…

iPhone ZERO photoshop.

One more, although it is not a Photoshop…

Two white iPhone 4s show the possible future of the iPhone product after the unveiling of the longer iPhone 5.

What do you think? Is the new Apple iPhone 5 worth upgrading to? Worth getting?

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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