As everybody knows Apple came out with a slew of new products today. As could have been expected, every Apple user was running around asking if their friends had seen “The giant screen” on the new phone. Those of us who have Android phones roll our eyes and laugh at the fact that their “Innovative” new phone has technology in it that Android has had for years.
Recently, Samsung has taken over the smartphone industry. They are outselling the iPhone due to their impressive features, innovative designs and customization abilities. Don’t try to tell this to an iPhone user, though. They will laugh and tell you how much better their iPhone is than a Samsung. If this were true, then why is Apple copying all of Samsung’s phones’ features?
The big screen isn’t the only feature that the new iPhone has that came from Samsung. The premium camera, use of ultra-high-definition screens, an extra-large version, smart watches, 64 bit processors, extra-strength screen glass, 3D optimization and ultra-high-capacity batteries are all features that Samsung and Android phones have had for years. It’s amazing how people can get so excited for a device that has already outdated technology.
In the iPhone’s defense, they did virtually create the smartphone industry. For the first couple years, no other phone could come close to the iPhone’s impressive features. However, Android indisputably surpassed the iPhone many years ago with features and technology.
I think it’s important for me to point out that I don’t have any problem with people using iPhones. Apple phones have some features that Android phones don’t and everyone is allowed to have their own opinion and chose which phone they want to use. My problem, then, lies in the way many iPhone users talk down not only about Android phones, but also the people who use android. Many iPhone users act like they are better than those of us who use Android. It seems like some iPhone users think that they are part of a higher society because of their phones. This just isn’t true and is ridiculous. Android phones are just as good and as packed with technology as iPhones are. They’re just different.
To sum it up; getting excited about the new iPhone is perfectly acceptable. You have the right to do so. I’m happy you’re excited about it! However, gallivanting around talking about how it’s the most amazing device ever made and talking down to Android users is unnecessary, inaccurate and obnoxious. Using an Android phone is a choice, just as using an iPhone is and those who make that choice should not be talked down to for our opinions.
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PhoneBuff. (2013, June 13). Why Do iPhone Users Hate Android? [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fnEqJd0ln4