Microsoft video mocks Apple iPhone 5S, 5C

Is Apple an easy target for parody spoofs?

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Even before this week's Apple iPhone announcements, we were seeing some parody spoofs hitting YouTube. With the event over and more details about the iPhone 5S and 5C phones available, spoof video makers are posting new videos.

Including Microsoft, which today posted this video, taking aim directly at details from the event, including making fun of words and phrases like "the gold standard", "unapologetically plastic" and taking in digs at the still-haven't-seen-it iWatch.

The first thing that grabbed my attention is that the person they appear to be talking to (his face is unseen) is either Apple's Tim Cook or Jonny Ive, but the guy looks more like the back of Steve Jobs' head than Cook's.

What do you think of the parody video? Is this too easy of a target, or well-deserved? While I'm not going to switch my phone like Microsoft wants me to (I'll stick with my iPhone 5, thanks), I did like the inclusion of the pirate cartoon drawing and laughed at the plastic jokes (seriously, Apple, just because you say it's 'polycarbonate', doesn't make it not plastic).

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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