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The live report said the iPhone 5 has a "laser keyboard" and "holographic images"

A news outlet in New York made a huge goof in its recent iPhone 5 coverage, saying that the new Apple device has new features like a laser keyboard.

Fox 5 New York (WNYW), a local television station in NYC, recently ran a live report ahead of the iPhone 5 release in front of a 5th Avenue Apple store. The broadcast aimed to interview hardcore Apple fans sleeping outside of the store until the iPhone 5's release this Friday.

However, the live broadcast went seriously wrong when the reporter described the iPhone 5's features. Instead of talking about the iPhone's new screen size or 4G LTE capabilities, the reporter described a "laser keyboard" and "holographic images." What?

Clearly, the iPhone 5 doesn't have these features. So why did Fox 5 New York report it? Apparently, whoever did the fact-checking for Fox 5 that day grabbed a concept video from Aatma Studio, which discussed what the iPhone could hypothetically do. To make matters worse, the concept video is a year old already.

Check out the live broadcast here:

Source: TUAW

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By BugblatterIII on 9/18/2012 8:47:58 PM , Rating: 5
Well it is...

By jemix on 9/18/2012 9:03:30 PM , Rating: 1
...and then of course you have the rest of the news media in the tank for BO.

By shmmy on 9/18/2012 9:34:07 PM , Rating: 2
Right because Obama plans on giving all those media pawns big tax breaks and cutbacks for their dedicated service? What benefit has or does the "mainstream media" get from supporting Obama?
Oh right he wants to raise their taxes....(250k/year income)
Maybe they just support whats best for everybody, and not a fraction of the population? They support Science and education, not ignorance and lobbying.

Just because it has a .org does not make it unbiased, or good. I clicked on the link and found 2 stories that just cater to idiots and frankly I dont want to waste anymore of my time reading this crap. A 30 sec edited video with a few sentences is hardly a fact finding mission. But heres a quick breakdown of the two I saw and how silly the points are.
The reporter is talking about Romney not himself, and the news reporter is not running for President. FACT - Romney did pander to the rich and got caught. The reporters income or financial situation has nothing to do with it. :/ Is the report kinda stupid yeah but its not inaccurate.
Romney has had a number of problems in the past few weeks. RNC vs DNC. His remarks on foreign policy and China. The middle east riots. And the latest 47% video. Any one of those is a problem but the group... is a Tsunami, especially at this point in the race.

By Samus on 9/19/2012 12:36:23 AM , Rating: 5
Honestly, anybody reading this site that earns less than $250,000 a year and is voting for Romney is simply voting for the wrong person.

Do you really think Romney has your well being on his priority list? He can't even relate to you. HE CAN'T RELATE TO AMERICA.

By Devilboy1313 on 9/19/2012 2:05:28 AM , Rating: 2
So are you telling me that a country founded by self serving rich white guys and historically run by rich white guys tend to vote for rich white guys, even though it may not be the best choice?

By glenco on 9/19/2012 2:23:37 AM , Rating: 2
absolutely nothing to do with the article. you guys are sad. you are no different to the media you are attacking. how does an iphone5 article generate political comments, i know you are pushing your views on everyone else at every opportunity, no different to the media.

By invidious on 9/19/2012 10:01:49 AM , Rating: 5
Lots of people works for defense contractors and make less than $250k per year. We would welcome an administration that spends money on things that matter instead of subsidizing hippie science projects that go bankrupt after a year.

Sounds like you are the one who is out of touch with America, lots of people work for big corporations, if the corporations have to cut back that impacts everyone at the company, including the little guys.

By Breathless on 9/19/2012 11:45:00 AM , Rating: 2
Stop making sense, you'll make their heads explode.

By jemix on 9/19/2012 1:53:52 PM , Rating: 2
Typical - just about any political story, from any source, can by spun by someone with an opposing view. What do you want, an apology? BO apologizes all of the time to our enemies. That must be what you want from me. your case, you just attack (and down rate me).

Like 'invidious' says,
lots of people work for big corporations, if the corporations have to cut back that impacts everyone at the company, including the little guys.

I'm one of the little guys. In fact, my 'big corporation' employer let me go a couple of years ago, due to the bad economy. Six months later, they hired me back. No hard feelings on my part - they did what they needed to do.

...In other news, BO continues to attend fundraisers, and ignores his presidential duties -

By jemix on 9/19/2012 3:32:46 PM , Rating: 2
Typical - find someone that you don't agree with and you attack them. (In my case, I was down-rated 3pts! - Thanks!!!)

here's some more -

By jemix on 9/19/2012 4:46:13 PM , Rating: 2
rating=2 now. thanks!

By EnzoFX on 9/18/2012 8:34:17 PM , Rating: 3
They've never been much for facts.

RE: Well...
By Kel Ghu on 9/18/2012 8:48:16 PM , Rating: 2
Accurate facts have never been the strong point of american journalism... Sensationalism is...

RE: Well...
By Devilboy1313 on 9/19/2012 2:02:32 AM , Rating: 2
Whenever I watch American news I always think of the song "Dirty Laundry".

That said I'm surprised that FOX even has fact checking. I thought they just made up 99% of the stuff they said. Some days it does seem that way.

And I doubt most American (and to a lesser extent every other country in the world) news programs/networks even know the concept of journalism. Infotainment yep, op-ed (opinion) segments yep, but not actual journalism. Very rare concept where they provide unbiased facts and lets the viewer (reader) draw their own conclusions.

RE: Well...
By Paj on 9/19/2012 7:24:45 AM , Rating: 2
Its hard to get a balanced viewpoint if you only rely on one news source.

For instance, the Guardian in the UK has a generally excellent standard of journalism, having reported several of the UK's biggest stories in relation to the Murdoch saga. The opinion pieces are generally pretty left.

But then you get something like the Economist, which also has an excellent standard of journalism, but with a more right slant. When both present their arguments as fact, then the truth is most likely to lie in the middle.

I try not to rely too much on TV news, as this is much more infotainment and opinion than many print or online media organisations.

FOX News... Huh!
By zzynko on 9/19/2012 4:27:47 AM , Rating: 2
Is anyone really surprised that this is Fox news reporting nothing but the truth.

RE: FOX News... Huh!
By Rukkian on 9/19/2012 9:24:28 AM , Rating: 2
While I do not watch faux news, this actually has nothing to do with faux news, as it from a local fox station in New York City. This is completely different from Faux news.

proof that Anand is filthy rich...
By xti on 9/19/2012 2:57:21 PM , Rating: 2
DT news...about bad news on the local news...

AT crew must be scrooge mcducking thru all their gold so much that they didnt notice this entire article.

The guy first in line....
By crazyboy1 on 9/20/2012 3:40:28 AM , Rating: 2
That guy first in line is seriously a LOSER! He needs to get a gf and a life!

Kinda sad..
By nocturne_81 on 9/21/2012 7:45:45 PM , Rating: 2
Saddest part.. there were laser keyboard devices for PDAs more than a decade ago. It's sad that they haven't figured out how to shrink down the size of the tech to be able to fit in a smartphone, as I loved using mine with my palm.

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