TODAY   |  September 27, 2012

iPhone fans pranked by fake Apple employees

Pranksters from “Awesomeness TV” dressed up as Apple employees and pretended to drop boxes of the coveted new iPhone 5 in front of fans who had been waiting for days. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>>> and overexcitement about the iphone 5 deserves maybe a little bit of pranking, doesn't it? i don't know. this is pretty cool. the tricksters dressed up as apple employees. they had a little fun with fans waiting for days.

>> you guys excited? how long you guys been waiting? 2:00 in the afternoon? for you. i think you guys know what these are, right? how long you been waiting? yeah.

>> but don't worry. don't worry. there were no iphone 5s harmed in the making of this video. just boxes full of glass that sounded like they were shattering. back to savannah and matt.

>> yeah, but some customers whose hearts were harmed.