1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    While watching a product comparison review via YouTube, a viewer wrote in the comment section that the video made all Apple users look bad.

    It got me to thinking that if one Apple user’s opinion caused someone to assume all other Apple users feel the same way, are we to assume that all Android users are as shallow and small-minded as the person who made the comment?

    What are your thoughts about it?
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    06-01-2019 11:00 AM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I don't give 2 pieces of dog crap what ANYONE thinks of me because of the devices I use, the car I drive, the clothes I wear.......

    Wait a minute......let me sum this up.......

    I don't give 2 pieces of dog crap what ANYONE thinks of me! Period! And if you're going to judge me based on the electronics I choose to use, then YOU are missing out on a great friendship. While I'm not missing out on you at all. Trust me, I'll sleep just fine either way.

    Editors note: The word "you" above is used in general and NOT directed to the OP.
    06-01-2019 11:14 AM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    While watching a product comparison review via YouTube, a viewer wrote in the comment section that the video made all Apple users look bad.

    It got me to thinking that if one Apple user’s opinion caused someone to assume all other Apple users feel the same way, are we to assume that all Android users are as shallow and small-minded as the person who made the comment?

    What are your thoughts about it?
    I think this is mostly prevalent on forums like these or on social media like YouTube. I have never had anyone in my personal or professional life make a big deal about what smartphone I or they use.
    06-01-2019 12:10 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't give 2 pieces of dog crap what ANYONE thinks of me because of the devices I use, the car I drive, the clothes I wear.......

    Wait a minute......let me sum this up.......

    I don't give 2 pieces of dog crap what ANYONE thinks of me! Period! And if you're going to judge me based on the electronics I choose to use, then YOU are missing out on a great friendship. While I'm not missing out on you at all. Trust me, I'll sleep just fine either way.

    Editors note: The word "you" above is used in general and NOT directed to the OP.
    Excellent reply and I’m with you, sir.
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    06-01-2019 01:43 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think this is mostly prevalent on forums like these or on social media like YouTube. I have never had anyone in my personal or professional life make a big deal about what smartphone I or they use.
    I agree to a point, but I have had people make a big deal over my use of the iPhone instead their preferred Android device. Still, they knew that what their potshots didn’t do a darn thing to me and that’s what made it fun to me.
    06-01-2019 01:46 PM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    This is more of a young persons mind set. It generally fades as you age, though some never grow out of it. So I don’t care what these people think because I assume they are all younger than 20. A teenagers opinion of me has no bearing. Those that don’t outgrow it live a sheltered and uncultured life. I feel sorry for them.
    06-01-2019 01:49 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    This is more of a young persons mind set. It generally fades as you age, though some never grow out of it. So I don’t care what these people think because I assume they are all younger than 20. A teenagers opinion of me has no bearing. Those that don’t outgrow it live a sheltered and uncultured life. I feel sorry for them.
    The people I e come across that have done that were techies. The typical John and Jane Doe don’t care. A good deal of people purchase an Android smartphone because they prefer them whereas others buy them because they’re generally more affordable than the iPhone. I’m old school and don’t have time to be worrying about what someone else bought. It’s their money and their choice. Right?
    06-01-2019 02:18 PM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    I agree to a point, but I have had people make a big deal over my use of the iPhone instead their preferred Android device. Still, they knew that what their potshots didn’t do a darn thing to me and that’s what made it fun to me.
    I don’t know, maybe you’re hanging with the wrong people.
    If they were just having fun with you, like friends will do, that’s one thing. If they were serious they need to grow up.
    I honestly don’t get the fanboy mentality I see on this and other forums. I am not someone to be married to one product because I will use the one that I like best currently, which can change. If anyone thinks these companies give a dam* about you besides your money, you are completely lost. I owned the first iPhone, have had numerous others, Android, Blackberry, Windows, etc. I recently went from my iPhone X to a Nokia 7.1. My next device will be a.................?
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    06-01-2019 02:20 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don’t know, maybe you’re hanging with the wrong people.
    If they were just having fun with you, like friends will do, that’s one thing. If they were serious they need to grow up.
    I honestly don’t get the fanboy mentality I see on this and other forums. I am not someone to be married to one product because I will use the one that I like best currently, which can change. If anyone thinks these companies give a dam* about you besides your money, you are completely lost. I owned the first iPhone, have had numerous others, Android, Blackberry, Windows, etc. I recently went from my iPhone X to a Nokia 7.1. My next device will be a.................?
    The jabs I get are very infrequent and is mostly in fun, with a little seriousness on occasion. I have had complete strangers make comments in the past and were straight up serious, and became really ticked when they realized that what they were saying didn’t matter. lol...That hasn’t happened for a long time.
    06-01-2019 02:27 PM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    The jabs I get are very infrequent and is mostly in fun, with a little seriousness on occasion. I have had complete strangers make comments in the past and were straight up serious, and became really ticked when they realized that what they were saying didn’t matter. lol...That hasn’t happened for a long time.
    Yup, that's crazy. People with too much time on their hands.
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    06-01-2019 02:50 PM
  11. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    What timing...

    Just yesterday an employee tried to make a fuss, because I was using my iPhone. Oddly enough, earlier in the week, I was using my Android (S9+), and nothing was mentioned.

    Needless to say, said employee merely received a cold stare, as I walked away without any response to his comment. Haha....
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    06-01-2019 07:03 PM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    The only negative experience I’ve ever had was when we were helping a friend move and her entire family was rabidly anti Apple. One the realized that we had iPhones it was one diatribe after another about how Android is so superior. The funny thing is that they didn’t have their facts straight! We didn’t bother to engage because it would’ve been a waste a time.

    The best part of this is that our friend ended up getting an iPhone! Her Mother about had a stroke. Our friend is thrilled with Apple and there’s no turning back.
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    06-01-2019 09:13 PM
  13. mumfoau's Avatar
    I think this is mostly prevalent on forums like these or on social media like YouTube. I have never had anyone in my personal or professional life make a big deal about what smartphone I or they use.
    I mostly agree but I certainly get flack from some folks when my bubbles change to green from blue. Lol Doesn't last long because they know I'm going to use what I want but they make sure to acknowledge that they notice. Lol
    06-01-2019 10:07 PM
  14. MasterDarque's Avatar
    The more I see the same posters expressing negative comment after negative comment on (seemingly) every article about Apple on other blogs - almost as if to see who can make the most flippant/disparaging remark to get the most ‘likes,’ the more I think that it’s either A) a pathological issue for them at this point, or B) that they’re being $$$ to do so....
    Imo life is too short to spend so much time hating on a product & company that you have little to no use for, on a blog or website devoted to said company. At this point, i only care about what I think about Apple, and not what others have to ‘say,’ as it’s my money that I’ll be spending on Apple’s goods and services, so I say ‘bring on the butterfly keyboard!’
    06-02-2019 12:42 AM
  15. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    That's the same trigger for me. They see the colour change, and they feel they have to question if I changed my phone. Ugh, what is it to them? Ugh...

    I mostly agree but I certainly get flack from some folks when my bubbles change to green from blue. Lol Doesn't last long because they know I'm going to use what I want but they make sure to acknowledge that they notice. Lol
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    06-02-2019 01:05 AM
  16. joemd60's Avatar
    Like the saying goes:
    06-02-2019 06:47 AM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The more I see the same posters expressing negative comment after negative comment on (seemingly) every article about Apple on other blogs - almost as if to see who can make the most flippant/disparaging remark to get the most ‘likes,’ the more I think that it’s either A) a pathological issue for them at this point, or B) that they’re being $$$ to do so....
    Imo life is too short to spend so much time hating on a product & company that you have little to no use for, on a blog or website devoted to said company. At this point, i only care about what I think about Apple, and not what others have to ‘say,’ as it’s my money that I’ll be spending on Apple’s goods and services, so I say ‘bring on the butterfly keyboard!’
    Outstanding response, sir...
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    06-02-2019 07:08 AM
  18. TgeekB's Avatar
    I mostly agree but I certainly get flack from some folks when my bubbles change to green from blue. Lol Doesn't last long because they know I'm going to use what I want but they make sure to acknowledge that they notice. Lol
    A bubble color? That’s hilarious!
    First world problems.
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    06-02-2019 07:52 AM
  19. TgeekB's Avatar
    The more I see the same posters expressing negative comment after negative comment on (seemingly) every article about Apple on other blogs - almost as if to see who can make the most flippant/disparaging remark to get the most ‘likes,’ the more I think that it’s either A) a pathological issue for them at this point, or B) that they’re being $$$ to do so....
    I see the same thing with other platforms.
    I’m using a BlackBerry Key2 LE as one of my devices right now.
    “Android is a mess” “Google is spying on you”
    “BlackBerry still makes phones?” “A physical keyboard?”

    Some people seem to have to knock the other platforms to justify their choice.
    06-02-2019 07:57 AM
  20. kataran's Avatar
    I Love Skyfy movies and one of the common denominator is everyone is using the same technology.

    The Future is coming
    06-02-2019 08:15 AM
  21. MasterDarque's Avatar
    I’m sure that Brand A versus Brand B, and the talking up of Brand B/putting down of Brand A in the comments section/forums on a site devoted to Brand A, is likely an internet wide occurrence.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if this type of behavior was taking place on a site devoted to a particular brand of chewing gum...
    06-02-2019 08:22 AM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’m sure that Brand A versus Brand B, and the talking up of Brand B/putting down of Brand A in the comments section/forums on a site devoted to Brand A, is likely an internet wide occurrence.
    It wouldn’t surprise me if this type of behavior was taking place on a site devoted to a particular brand of chewing gum...
    Yep, and it goes back to the "something must be wrong with you" mentality since they can't understand why someone would like something they deem inferior. smh.
    06-02-2019 08:28 AM
  23. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Like the saying goes:
    [IMG=500x750]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190602/07fe2a55de48b648a283f35519d7837c.jpg[/url]
    This is AWESOME!
    06-02-2019 10:00 AM
  24. joemd60's Avatar
    Reminds me of a family member who ventured over to Android, because someone convinced her it’s better.
    I explained to her, it’s about choice, and not one is better than the other.
    They both have their weaknesses, one of which now. We cannot FaceTime since she is across the miles.
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    06-02-2019 10:05 AM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Reminds me of a family member who ventured over to Android, because someone convinced her it’s better.
    I explained to her, it’s about choice, and not one is better than the other.
    They both have their weaknesses, one of which now. We cannot FaceTime since she is across the miles.
    I hear ya. It’s like comparison certain cars. Some lesser priced models will have more available options and even more horsepower, but the overall driving experience is still not as exciting or enjoyable. Of course, there are always exceptions, but you get the gist of what I’m trying to convey.
    joemd60 and dmoskaluk like this.
    06-02-2019 10:26 AM
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