Originally Posted by muppetry
I would dislike that too, but I think you may be over-generalizing. It is not my experience that Apple users look down on Android users. The abusive opinions are limited to a tiny minority who spend to much time posting, and they exist on both sides of the argument. Most people seem to be just happy with what they have and are pleased that the competition is driving so much innovation and progress.
I guess being in the tech blog world it's really questionable how tiny that audience really is my man.
Believe it or not I have a ton of Appel stuff here .. I have a Mac Pro, iPhone, iPad but I also have Android stuff, PC stuff.. doesn't matter what I do.. i have it all as I need to have access to all platforms..
Even though you might be right.. majority of regular people using this or that are oblivious and have no real opinions on the topic..
But the reality is that Apple themselves fuel this behavior.. their marketing efforts, Jobs' addresses to the public and his letters overall.. the commercials..
They fuel this notion.. it's not necessarily the users.. you see what I"m saying? This is what I dislike..
Jobs know the crucial ideas of how to maintain the illusion of superiority:
1. Make sure your design is great (this part is not illusion per-se)
2. Make sure you always hide your flaws, always DENY DENY DENY
3. Have insanely developed marketing/PR machinery among blogs, publications, magazines who will continually buzz about the superiority of your products and put down everyone else.
4. Pair 2+3 and you can now make commercials where you will make fun of everyone else and indirectly everyone using those products.
I guess this is where the hate really comes from..
If Apple was just doing their thing.. not taking a dump on everyone.. not make a fuzz in media about everything and have people constantly spit on Google and Android etc and competition..
Nobody would care.. I wouldn't have any issues with that.. you have products and services, you make killer products.. you don't need to spit on anyone else.. just do your thing..
But I've genuinely notice that they are becoming worse and worse as their marketing share is slipping and Android is growing for example.. and this marketing approach is intensifying..
This, I think is my primary reason for disliking them..
Believe it or not.. after everything I wrote, and how I dislike their business tactics, I really think they do make great products overall.. but I'll start really liking them when they change the way they present themselves on the market and without insulting/demeaning others.