1. John Yester's Avatar
    Been there, done that...........


    I use what is best for me and me only...
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    09-16-2014 02:58 PM
  2. Norg's Avatar
    Having owned and tried pretty well every smartphone out there, I have noticed that some iPhone users simply love to throw all other platforms under the bus and typically those same individuals love to assume that only iPhone is relevant... guess it helps them feel a bit better about forking out premium coin for a device. So probably just an insecurity issue for some...Life goes on...
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    09-16-2014 03:05 PM
  3. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    Having owned and tried pretty well every smartphone out there, I have noticed that some iPhone users simply love to throw all other platforms under the bus and typically those same individuals love to assume that only iPhone is relevant... guess it helps them feel a bit better about forking out premium coin for a device. So probably just an insecurity issue for some...Life goes on...
    Same w the whole "you're hating on the iPhone bc u can't afford it" Smh, I see low income ppl w it & whatever happened to ppl buy whatever the hell they wanna use for THEM. If a phone causes u insecurities, something more major is wrong

    Tapatalk'n On The 5s
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    09-16-2014 03:41 PM
  4. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Haters gonna hate.
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    09-16-2014 04:14 PM
  5. ben182tx's Avatar
    I frequent all the tech sites (Crackberry, iMore, Android Central, etc)...and with Blackberry people they are very much in denial about the status of Blackberry and if you say anything otherwise, facts or not they will insult you to the end of the earth.

    The iMore forums seem to be the friendliest of all...apparently Apple folk are way more accepting of others who do not agree with their views/opinions than the others.
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    09-16-2014 04:32 PM
  6. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    Why the smartphone? Why not the fridge? My Hotpoint is better than your GE!
    You say that but I swear I've heard people who have Stainless steel Viking cooking ranges and stainless appliances walk into other people's kitchens and brag about there remodel and counsel the other person about how "they must upgrade their kitchen" or "must get Wolf range with the red knobs." Sometimes it's a veiled comment but the sentiment is the same, "be like me", "be on the same level as me." It hasn't been Hotpoint vs GE but i've heard Stainless vs white appliances, or granite vs tile countertops. And mind you personally i like stainless and granite lol. But i've heard people get judgmental upon walking into other people's kitchens. I think what people use as an example of status or way of identifying with a group i think will just vary from person to person.
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    09-16-2014 06:23 PM
  7. John Flud's Avatar
    Same w the whole "you're hating on the iPhone bc u can't afford it" Smh

    This is a point that bothers me. it reeks of classism. people who insult android users or whatever based on poverty, need to stop.


    nobody hates apple because they're in poverty. they hate apple either because they feel threatened (like being a fan of a dying company like blackberry) or because they are spec geeks who can't see past a silly checklist. The type that say "16 megapixels is a bigger number so its better!"
    09-16-2014 06:33 PM
  8. jdhooghe's Avatar
    I agree, I frequent all Mobile Nations and iMore seems to be the most respectful. CrackBerry and WPCentral seem to be the worst

    Oh god, the YouTube comments on iphone 6 videos are terrible...
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    09-16-2014 08:07 PM
  9. essay2u's Avatar
    I agree, I frequent all Mobile Nations and iMore seems to be the most respectful. CrackBerry and WPCentral seem to be the worst
    glad to hear that. I have found the same @ iMore. respectful dialogue. welcoming enthusiasts. as a nanite/newbie/whatever, I think this is a good place to be...
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    09-16-2014 09:20 PM
  10. boovish's Avatar
    Quite frankly the call us steeple, and that the iPhone isn't innovative, but they end up being worse, bashing the iPhone any second they get, and thing that having an octa core smartphone with 3gbs of ram makes them all that, when in reality their devices can't even manage the power properly, with over heating device, and a RAM hungry sytem
    09-16-2014 09:44 PM
  11. Issa-7's Avatar
    if you think that there is no relation between someone's mentality and their device you are wrong...i dont say that iphone makes the owner a better person,i just think that iphone owner are classy???????????
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    09-16-2014 11:56 PM
  12. Flow39's Avatar
    I agree, I frequent all Mobile Nations and iMore seems to be the most respectful. CrackBerry and WPCentral seem to be the worst

    Oh god, the YouTube comments on iphone 6 videos are terrible...
    I read the YouTube comments to get a laugh at all the people who treat Android or iOS like a religion or something
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    09-17-2014 12:33 AM
  13. xsendoux's Avatar
    they havent been but i sense their bitterness (they all gots the Samsung note), that a better product is now out with the same screen size! lol
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    09-17-2014 12:45 AM
  14. thebrain2u's Avatar
    I'm currently an Android user, but used iPhones for years before the switch. I've noticed that, while it's not everyone, there's a large group of Android users who are less accepting of iPhone than compared to iPhone users accepting Android.

    iPhone crowd: "Oh, you like Android? That's cool. You should check out how iPhone's work, too, it's pretty neat as well."

    Android crowd: "You like iPhone? Why? It sucks/it's weak/it's limited."

    While this isn't everyone, it seems to propagate more in the Android crowd. Instead, as others in the thread have mentioned, you should use what works for you and what you like. At the end of the day, it's just a device and it's what you do with it that's more important.
    09-17-2014 07:28 AM
  15. calebt's Avatar
    In a few more days you'll see the hate camps on both sides getting all fired up.


    Sent from my iPhone 5s using Tapatalk
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    09-17-2014 07:31 AM
  16. katiejaneshore's Avatar
    Oh my gosh, I never heard so many people pissed that other people didnt get the mobile they bought. Who cares!!! It is just a mobile.

    They talk about people being isheep, but they have no problem buying Android and everything Android. Even my friend had a moment when he found out I got an iPhone 6 and not a GS5. I told him to get a grip and he is older than I.

    I did not know there was such an issue before, and how bad it was. My kid would get in troubled at school for being a bully with the behavior I am seeing.

    It's like I cant decide how to spend my money.

    Has anyone had a friend have a cow because they found out you got an iPhone?

    A.B.
    OK, this frustrates me immensely. I have had a windows device and 2 Android devices before I decided to go for a change with the iPhone. I personally was not that interested in iPhone, I didn't realise how great they were. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and perhaps everyone is looking for something different in a smart phone.
    My boyfriend is giving me SUCH a hard time as I have decided I will go for the iPhone 6 as my new phone and not the Android device he wants me to go for. He says I have been poisoned, and I have fallen into the Apple trap. I will say what I told him. I love that apple design their software as well as the device, they fit hand in hand. Android fit onto so many devices, that its not created solely for that hardware. I will not disagree and say Android is terrible, because it is not. iOS is simple to use, and logical. If I don't know how to do something, I use my initiative and BOOM -0 there it is. I love that if something goes wrong I can pop into a shop (with an appointment) and not have to send it off or have painful conversations online. This is my testimonial to Apple, and I don't understand why we are called iSheep for liking something which is great. I will agree it is over priced, but thats a downside to so many bonus'. I could go on and on and on - but I am sure I will bore you all!
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    09-17-2014 08:07 AM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm currently an Android user, but used iPhones for years before the switch. I've noticed that, while it's not everyone, there's a large group of Android users who are less accepting of iPhone than compared to iPhone users accepting Android.

    iPhone crowd: "Oh, you like Android? That's cool. You should check out how iPhone's work, too, it's pretty neat as well."

    Android crowd: "You like iPhone? Why? It sucks/it's weak/it's limited."

    While this isn't everyone, it seems to propagate more in the Android crowd. Instead, as others in the thread have mentioned, you should use what works for you and what you like. At the end of the day, it's just a device and it's what you do with it that's more important.
    Dead on. I want to also include BlackBerry die hard users in the less accepting group too. They're downright rabid.


    Sent from my AWESOME 64G gold iPhone 5s until my iPhone 6 128G Gold arrives
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    09-17-2014 08:25 AM
  18. qbnkelt's Avatar
    OK, this frustrates me immensely. I have had a windows device and 2 Android devices before I decided to go for a change with the iPhone. I personally was not that interested in iPhone, I didn't realise how great they were. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and perhaps everyone is looking for something different in a smart phone.
    My boyfriend is giving me SUCH a hard time as I have decided I will go for the iPhone 6 as my new phone and not the Android device he wants me to go for. He says I have been poisoned, and I have fallen into the Apple trap. I will say what I told him. I love that apple design their software as well as the device, they fit hand in hand. Android fit onto so many devices, that its not created solely for that hardware. I will not disagree and say Android is terrible, because it is not. iOS is simple to use, and logical. If I don't know how to do something, I use my initiative and BOOM -0 there it is. I love that if something goes wrong I can pop into a shop (with an appointment) and not have to send it off or have painful conversations online. This is my testimonial to Apple, and I don't understand why we are called iSheep for liking something which is great. I will agree it is over priced, but thats a downside to so many bonus'. I could go on and on and on - but I am sure I will bore you all!
    I'm seeing someone who jokingly calls me an iSheep. He's kidding (he thinks) but there is an underlying bite to it. The other day, after too many iSheep comments here in the forums, he tried that and I just about bit his head off.

    It might be a while before he tries that again.


    Sent from my AWESOME 64G gold iPhone 5s until my iPhone 6 128G Gold arrives
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    09-17-2014 08:29 AM
  19. jburke82's Avatar
    Another thing to remember is that it's easy to bash and belittle people online. Many people feel so insecure in real life, and can not communicate face to face with another human. However, online they are GOD!! they can do and say whatever they want, and it makes them feel better about themselves. They also don't have to worry about the face to face confrontation.

    Either way, it comes down to what is best for you. I have used Blackberry, Android, and Windows phones in the past...but I have ALWAYS come back to the iPhone. I know many people who use different devices, and I would never put them down for doing so. At the same time, if they ask me why I prefer my iPhone over another device, I will happily tell them...and I can do so knowing that I have experienced most platforms and have based my opinions, needs and wants off of the experiences I have gained in doing so.
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    09-17-2014 09:57 AM
  20. AB Lambert's Avatar
    I love this comment. Make me think of a good way of look at things.

    Why are there so many iPhone haters? (First iPhone owner experience)-being-me.jpg
    Last edited by AB Lambert; 09-17-2014 at 10:29 AM.
    09-17-2014 10:12 AM
  21. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    It's an interesting pandemic that I imagine is fed by various factors. Instead of listing them all, I'll mention the one I personally feel is prevalent.

    The favorite child

    Samsung has come out with numerous flagships boasting high level specs, 'innovative' features, etc. Google has lent its prowess to the Nexus series. HTC, LG, and Motorola have their pieces of the pie. They run an open source operating system that claims to be more advanced, offer more features, customization, etc. On paper, Android and its phones should reign supreme.

    But the bloggers talk about iPhones, tech sites talk about iPhones. iPhones break sales records. iPhones sell 4 million stinkin units in less than 24 hours. Apple and the iPhone is the favorite child despite lesser 'specs', the 'walled garden', the 'high cost', the 'phone with features that were on android in 2012'.

    And it drives android fanboys crazy!! They hate it. They hate Apple for it. And they call you a sheep. Even though you could Just. As. Easily. go out and buy an android phone instead. They hate that you choose the iPhone over their phone. It's THEIR phone that's supposed to reign supreme! How dare you!

    I surmise that if fanboys of either platform would worry a little less about what others are using and spend more time enjoying what they chose to buy, we could all get along that much better and enjoy each other that much more.

    This. So much this.

    There is something I love about each platform (yes even blackberry). I think members of other platforms get bent out of shape because it doesn't seem to matter how innovative another company gets, it's always about the iphone. I mean LG made a flexible screen last year. That's crazy!!! Samsung is releasing a curved screen this year. That's crazy innovation!!! Not necessarily practical at this juncture, but really cool! It comes down to techies I think that look at all of these crazy things other platforms do and then try to share their excitement and all someone else says is, but did you hear about the new iphone? It has a bigger screen! (Not knocking the iphone, I'm totally getting a 6).
    09-17-2014 10:15 AM
  22. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Dead on. I want to also include BlackBerry die hard users in the less accepting group too. They're downright rabid.


    Sent from my AWESOME 64G gold iPhone 5s until my iPhone 6 128G Gold arrives
    I've often thought a doctoral dissertation could be written about the posters on CrackBerry.com. For years now they have, to use your word, rabidly defended their BlackBerry devices. If a critical comment is made about their beloved BlackBerrys from an outsider, they circle the wagons and defend before moving on the attack. What's more, CrackBerry posters as a group not only follow the technical development of their phones they are also deeply interested in the business operation of the company. When BBRY stock price rises they rejoice as if their favorite sports team had won a big game. Quarterly earnings announcements are anticipated like United States presidential election results. They hang on the words of their CEO; Mike Lazaridis-Jim Balsillie, Thorsten Heins, and now John Chen as if they were the words of a prophet preaching to the world. I know of no other group of consumers as passionate about the total operation of a company as CrackBerry users are about BlackBerry.
    09-17-2014 10:17 AM
  23. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I think we can sum up why there are so many iPhone haters like this: there are a lot of jerks out there.
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    09-17-2014 10:17 AM
  24. AB Lambert's Avatar
    Once upon a time there was 3 little girls that when to the police academy (Just joking).

    I have a story about 2 groups of sheep. Let’s call them A-Sheep and i-Sheep. A-Sheep was always hating on i-Sheep. Not realizing that they were hating on i-Sheep for the same thing A-Sheep were.

    I am not taking this seriously at all, but it reminds me of how I behaved as a kid. Now it is acceptable to behave like that as adults.

    A.B.
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    09-17-2014 10:38 AM
  25. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I love this comment. Make me think of a good way of look at things.

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