YouTuber Jonathan Morrison posted selfies to Instagram that he said he took with a Google Pixel 2 phone in portrait mode.
However, Morrison lied, and actually took the pictures with the new iPhone XS.
Morrison, a tech reviewer, was demonstrating how people let their loyalty to a brand color their judgment of a new product.
In a video explaining the stunt, Morrison encouraged his followers to get rid of their “preconceived notions.”
The rivalry that exists between the devoted fans of Apple’s and Google’s smartphone platforms is intense and territorial. Enter Jonathan Morrison, a popular tech reviewer on YouTube, who decided it was time to teach his audience about blind loyalty to a brand.
With a little bit of trickery and misinformation, Morrison — whose channel has some 2.5 million subscribers — took on the bias of Apple and Android fans.
Morrison’s scheme was pretty simple: he posted these two selfies to Instagram over the weekend, with captions explaining he was testing out portrait mode on Google’s flagship Pixel 2 smartphone.
One more Pixel 2 Portrait selfie 🤳 with indoor lighting . Better than iPhone XS? 🤔
A post shared by Jonathan Morrison (@tldtoday) on Oct 5, 2018 at 5:19pm PDT on
Oct 5, 2018 at 5:19pm PDT
Pixel 2 Portrait mode 👀 rocking the smalls hat 😂 thoughts?
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Source:: Business Insider