Just imagine if these wacky ‘Apple products’ launched in 2019

YouTuber Bad Lip Reading (BLR) likes to “put words into other people’s mouths,” and clearly has a fun time doing it.

BLR’s latest effort is a hilarious recreation of an Apple product launch, with CEO Tim Cook and executive Craig Federighi waxing lyrical about a bunch of new Apple products that, let’s be honest, have absolutely no chance of ever seeing the light of day (except, perhaps, “Handsome Anthony”).

The edits are clever, the products are bonkers, and the lip syncing using spot-on Tim-and-Craig impersonations is simply perfect.

First up is the exquisite “Apple Skin Twist” that, as its name cleverly suggests, “twists your skin.” And if you leave it pressed up against your leg for long enough, Cook promises it’ll make “50 percent more flaps.” With a pitch like that, who wouldn’t want this awesome gadget? Maybe Apple can be persuaded to make it.

Next up, Federighi hits the stage to unveil the wonderfully named “Lickamaforbus,” which, he confirms, is not a sex robot, but rather “a plant-based guitar” that also comes with “walnut spores.” The audience, just like all of the audiences at Apple launch events, absolutely loves the Lickamaforbus, showing its appreciation with heartfelt clapping and cheers.

BLR’s skit also sees the tech colossus branch out into food items, among them “Apple Wings” that feature “bold new flavors.” Watch the video (above) to find out their ridiculous names. There’s also “Apple Toast,”described by Cook as “a magnificent cinnamon toast.”

The presentation goes a little awry at the end, with a lonely-looking Tim Cook the only person in the entire auditorium applauding yet another utterly absurd gadget.

Apple’s global prominence makes it a popular target for satirists and comics looking for a laugh. For example, the company’s decision to ditch most of the ports on its 2016 MacBook Pro irked many consumers who’d been waiting for the launch of the updated laptop, with one guy on YouTube creating a brilliant subtitled skit where an “Apple engineer” explains why it made the controversial move.

Others include CollegeHumor’s explanation as to why Apple launched the now-defunct $10,000 Apple Watch Edition, and a song by an Apple customer frustrated with his MacBook Pro’s sticky keys.

Even Conan O’Brien has had a pop at the company, making fun of the AirPods in a spoof ad shortly before the product launched in 2016.

Emerging Tech

The grid of the future will be powered by … giant subterranean bagpipes?

In order to transition to a more renewable-focused energy system, we need to scale up our grid storage capacity --- and our existing methods aren't going to cut it. Could compressed air be the key?

Need a new tablet? Here are the best iPad deals for April 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for April 2018.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now.

YouTube Red is now YouTube Premium. What's changed, and should you subscribe?

Thanks to Google, YouTube Red is now YouTube Premium. We explain what exactly a YouTube Premium subscription gets you, how much it costs, and break down if it's a good choice for you.
Emerging Tech

Gravitational forces at heart of Milky Way shaped this star cluster like a comet

Hubble has captured the stunning Messier 62 cluster. The cluster is warped, with a long tail which stretches out to form a shape like a comet. It is thought this distortion is due to Messier 62's proximity to the center of the galaxy.
Emerging Tech

Burgers are just the beginning: Embracing the future of lab-grown everything

You’ve almost certainly heard of the 'farm to fork' movement, but what about 'lab to table'? Welcome to the fast-evolving world of lab-grown meat. Is this the future of food as we know it?
Emerging Tech

Troubleshooting Earth

It’s no secret that humans are killing the planet. Some say it’s actually so bad that we’re hurtling toward a sixth major extinction event -- one which we ourselves are causing. But can technology help us undo the damage we’ve…
Emerging Tech

Inside the Ocean Cleanup’s ambitious plan to rid the ocean of plastic waste

In 2013, Boyan Slat crowdfunded $2.2 million to fund the Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization that builds big, floating trash collectors and sets them out to sea, where they’re designed to autonomously gobble up garbage.
Emerging Tech

Climeworks wants to clean the atmosphere with a fleet of truck-sized vacuums

Using machines that resemble jet engines, Climeworks wants to fight climate change by extracting CO2 from thin air. The gas can then be sold to carbonated drink and agriculture companies, or sequestered underground.
Emerging Tech

How 3D printing has changed the world of prosthetic limbs forever

When he was 13 years old, Christophe Debard had his leg amputated. Here in 2019, Debard's Print My Leg startup helps others to create 3D-printed prostheses. Welcome to a growing revolution!
Emerging Tech

Geoengineering is risky and unproven, but soon it might be necessary

Geoengineering is a field dedicated to purposely changing the world's climate using technology. Call it 'playing god' if you must; here's why its proponents believe it absolutely must happen.
Digital Trends Live

Digital Trends Live: Earth Day, indoor container farming, robot submarines

Today on Digital Trends Live, we discuss how technology intersects with Earth Day, a new Tim Cook biography, indoor container farming, robot spy submarines, A.I. death metal, and more.

Google’s Stadia is the future of gaming, and that’s bad news for our planet

Google’s upcoming Stadia cloud gaming service, and its competitors, are ready to change the way gamers play, but in doing so they may kick off a new wave of data center growth – with unfortunate consequences for the environment.