You can always tell when it’s Apple season again. People are waiting in ridiculously long lines to buy expensive devices they don’t need just to say they have the latest piece of gear. People are updating theirs phones and comparing new features and complaining about having to delete content to make room for the download. But the main way you can tell it’s Apple season is you start to hear the endless hate from android users about Apple’s new devices.
“Cue The Rant!”
Like clockwork, every time Apple releases a new device, the world goes crazy and has to get this piece of new tech. Subsequently, Android users take to the internet to voice their frustration over the hype. Just like little kids who don’t want to be ignored or left out of the conversation, Android users jump right in where they aren’t even thought about or wanted. Android users love to abruptly chime in and tell us what they claimed to have had for years. They love to make memes and videos and articles poking fun at ‘how behind the times” Apple is.
Listen Android users, we don’t care. We don’t care that you guys had all these features first. We don’t care that you guys have a host of other features Apple has yet to put on their devices. Stop acting like little kids whose parent’s aren’t paying attention to you. Today is the day the new IPhone comes out. Let’s not embarrass yourself by trying to vie for attention you will surely not receive.
As badly as you want to be innovative and thought of as better, the fact of the matter remains that you are not. While Android has recently overtaken Apple on most smartphone units sold, Apple still makes way more profit than Android. Apple has marketed themselves brilliantly as upscale, premium technology. They are widely viewed as the more desirable brand. And you Android users know that. That’s why you hate Apple so much.
And the fact still remains, while you champion having better technology, more units sold and and being more innovative than Apple, Apple started the innovation. Apple, while only taking up 12% of the smartphones out there, still are far ahead of Android when it comes to app sold. And remember that Apple was the one who changed the entire smartphone game with the invention of apps. Everyone else, including you Android, has copied Apple and followed suit.
Android users are like that ex that runs up in your face with their new significant other and tries to show them off in your face about how much better they are than you. That’s what you look like Android users. It’s just sad.
So while you continue to turn your nose up at Apple users and even laugh as they camp out to grab the new IPhone’s, remember that that feeling you are experiencing is jealously. This picture illustrates perfectly what the dynamic is between IPhone and Android users.