Steve Jobs hologram intros iPhone 5 in zany video parody

Hip-hop Steve Jobs pushes aside Apple CEO Cook to show off iFhone 5

A new parody video brings Apple icon Steve Jobs back from the dead to push aside successor Tim Cook and make a hard sell for the iPhone 5.

The over-the-top Mondo-produced animation (first seen referenced in a MacRumors forum) features a hip-hopping hologram of Jobs, who a la Tupac, needs to take care of some unfinished business. "Mac Daddy" Jobs highlights the hot new features of the iPhone 5, or iFhone 5 (or iFhone cincooooo!), including a new power cord and dock, plus 2 more millimeters in height. All for just $1,899!

The video won't be for everyone, as it features suggested naughty language and racey antics. But the video deserves credit for good details, including a shout-out to Apple designer Jonathan Ive and a reference to Jobs' old NeXT Computers business.

The Mondo "Steve Jobs: Resurrection" video comes on the heels of another parody video that reveals the iPhone 5 is actually... a fancy camera!

Two more iPhone 5 preview videos focus more on the product itself, or in one case, what a design outfit wishes it would look like.

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