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On the other side of the fence, there are extreme haters of Apple who are extremely annoying.
post #2807 of 4017
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Again, I'm not talking so much about SF Apple fans as I am about Apple fanbois IRL and elsewhere online. So yes, it is a stereotype that is true for some. And those for which it is true are extremely annoying.

I guess my point is that this is not as prevalent of an issue as the stereotype holds. Are there these people? Yes, of course. I used to have a boss who was definition of a "smug Apple user." That doesn't mean it's a refection of the "Apple fanbase at large" as you stated.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

On the other side of the fence, there are extreme haters of Apple who are extremely annoying.

Yes.
post #2808 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Really? I challenge you to go back and reread this thread. As I pointed out before, most Apple fans/product owners who have posted here have had very reasonable positions on the topic. They have not held the iPhone or iOS up as the be all, end all as a mobile platform. Have also been willing to acknowledge some of the weaknesses of the platform when they agree with them. With few exceptions, I have seen little evidence of them being condescending/insufferable cunts to others.

If anything this thread has shown the opposite of DCG proposition. How many posts were made in this thread calling users of Apple products sheep, blind fanboys and other insults? How much trolling (even of the good natured sort) has been done over it's near 3K posts? It's been very telling.

First, I want you to notice I advocated for a milder statement. So challenging me to find people "being condescending/insufferable cunts" does not apply to me. Your challenge to me is bogus. Why not a challenge to what I actually said? Because what I said I think is valid and valid even in this thread. People have been overly protective and glossed over weaknesses.

However, if we want to go down the "cunt" road, look at some of the replies I've gotten, replies generated from posts not directed at the person calling me names or from posts that were OTT (and yes, some of my posts were obviously OTT and/or tongue in cheek). It's been pretty funny.
post #2809 of 4017
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I have never touched an android phone. Do I think my iPhone is better than the android? Yes. Yes, I do. nod[1].gif

Typical Apple fan smile.giffight[1].gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

On the other side of the fence, there are extreme haters of Apple who are extremely annoying.

I have never claimed not to be annoying.

It's a bit like watching a religious debate. You have the cultists who believe their leadership can do no wrong (fanbois). Then you have the hardcore athiests who consider them mindless sheep (Android users). Both are irritating. Most of the population is somewhere in the middle.

iPhone 5 is the best option for me at the moment, so that's what I have. Doesn't mean I'm going to ignore it's shortcomings. Doesn't mean I don't realize that for other people, Android is the better option.

Insofar as hating Apple, I don't hate their products; if I hate anything, it's the fact that they cultivate the aforementioned culture (see the old Mac vs. PC ads). No one has ever become cool because of the computer/smart phone they purchased.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I guess my point is that this is not as prevalent of an issue as the stereotype holds. Are there these people? Yes, of course. I used to have a boss who was definition of a "smug Apple user." That doesn't mean it's a refection of the "Apple fanbase at large" as you stated.

Well, apparently Samsung considers them prevalent enough to direct an entire marketing campaign towards them (as much as I dislike Samsung, I have to admit that I like the new commercial).
post #2810 of 4017
Yeah, the new Samsung commercials are hilarious. The guy that has his mind blown by the earphone being on the bottom is very good.
post #2811 of 4017
I've complained about the Apple fanboi thing in the past, but I have to say the anti-fanboi thing is just as rabid and just as stupid, and it is on display in this thread.
post #2812 of 4017
I didn't mean to single you out Pio. It was more of a broad statement based on what I have seen in this thread and I used your quote as a means to get it across.
post #2813 of 4017
Same goes with DCG as he's good people.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Same goes with DCG as he's good people.

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post #2815 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I've complained about the Apple fanboi thing in the past, but I have to say the anti-fanboi thing is just as rabid and just as stupid, and it is on display in this thread.

But one is far more fun to poke fun at than the other. devil.gif
post #2816 of 4017
no, it's plenty of fun to poke at both, actually the fanbois, I've found, take it better.
post #2817 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

no, it's plenty of fun to poke at both, actually the fanbois, I've found, take it better.

I will not challenge your expertise at who can take it better.
post #2818 of 4017
I think we need to bring all the fanboy/i's together and bond over brunch.
post #2819 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I've complained about the Apple fanboi thing in the past, but I have to say the anti-fanboi thing is just as rabid and just as stupid, and it is on display in this thread.

Ok, so my use of the word "cunt" was taking things a bit too far. But in my defense....it's such a fun word! And how often do you get to use it?? (Yes, I am grasping at straws here). Still, the underlying point stands (which Piob expressed much more eloquently than I).

I will happily admit that:

1. I like the form factor of the iPhone more than any Android phone
2. It looks far prettier than any Android phone
3. It handles group texts better than Android (and it's a complete joke that some Android phones can't do this)
4. Battery life is vastly superior to most Android phones
5. The screen is probably the best screen out there (I want to say it's the best, but I haven't seen all phones)
post #2820 of 4017
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I think we need to bring all the fanboy/i's together and bond over brunch.

A fine attempt, Rouse, but I see through it - both Apple fanbois and those who "brunch" enjoy waiting in lines, so the fanbois will have the home field advantage!
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