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Originally Posted by Rot'nApple View Post

How about they give the little league sports salute of old... "2, 4, 6, 8... Who do we appreciate..."

or: "2, 4, 6, 8... Who do we appreciate..."

Gimmie a "Z", Gimmie an "O", Gimmie an "O", Gimmie an "M"...

"Zoom, Zoom, ZOOM!"

Backwards: "Mooz, Mooz, MOOZ!"

Inside out: "Ozom, Ozom, OZOM!"

...Ahh... I've waited years to do that!

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post #42 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

Not only that but the instances where s commentor disses iOS the comment is rarely cosigned and often ignored. Here it becomes a bad joke circle jerk.

Maybe people in Android forums don't like to talk about iPhone for the same reason people in Hell don't like to talk about ice water...
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post #43 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

Lol. You win.

Everybody wins
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post #44 of 83
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Originally Posted by Socrates View Post

Maybe people in Android forums don't like to talk about iPhone for the same reason people in Hell don't like to talk about ice water...

that's actually kinda funny...
post #45 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

I see the circle jerk continues. I hope you all wear gloves.

This reminds me of a Paul Harveyism...

Paraphrased: "We cannot all stand around in a circle, with our hands in each others' pockets -- and get rich thereby"

...maybe not get rich, but, on one hand, could be an enjoyable experience...
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post #46 of 83
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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post

That's all well and fine, and of course it's your right. But one thing I've learned in life is that when someone constantly repeats something is because they're trying to convince themselves of it. You're like the beautiful girl that thinks she's ugly. Apple is winning the race but all you do is look back. Screw RIM, Android, and Windows. They shouldn't even be mentioned. I go on Android sites as well and see almost zero mentions of the iPhone.

That's probably because Apple fans don't, generally, seek out Android sites to pick fights. Or Microsoft sites. Or Samsung sites, should any exist. Clearly, the same can't be said for enthusiasts of these other platforms, or people that just have an axe to grind regarding Apple.

You also have to allow for the fact that Apple has a unique cultural presence: almost racial or sexual level animosity, expressed in every corner of the internet. This goes way beyond typical partisanship, and into a pretty ugly worldview that equates Apple and Apple users with all things weak, mannered, pretentious, vacuous, lll-informed, spineless, slavishly devoted to fashion, and, of course, smug.

In other words, real men use Android, Windows, or whatever else you've got. Apple makes toys, as befits their childish customers. Apple users are girly men when they aren't actually girls, and hysterical queens, and probably deserve a punch in the face.

Insane? Sure. Ubiquitous? Always, and if you doubt it note that every time this gets mentioned you will reliably get a bunch of "Yeah, but it's all kind of true, 'they' bring it on themselves." This about the what is possibly the widest demographic of any consumer electronics company, selling hundreds of millions of devices all over the globe.

So when there's a site that might have the promise of allowing Apple fans to do a little trash talk, celebrate some successes for the platforms, and kid around without constantly being hectored by assholes, the way they undoubtedly will be on every other fucking tech site on the internet, how is that a problem?

What is it about Apple that seems to drive people crazy if they get the feeling they're talking amongst themselves without monitoring for error? I actually find it mystifying.
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post #47 of 83
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Originally Posted by sleepy3 View Post

P.S. Does anyone really doubt apple will FOLLOW android makers and slap a big screen in their next device? and seeing as Samsung did 4" screens first wouldn't that be grounds for a lawsuit and injunction?

I'm very certain their next device will have a big screen. Looking forward to early March.
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Originally Posted by sleepy3 View Post

P.S. Does anyone really doubt apple will FOLLOW android makers and slap a big screen in their next device?

The iPad will have a big screen. Their phones don't need them at all.

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #49 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post


It's sad really. But something I can't turn away from.

Then you have a problem.
post #50 of 83
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Originally Posted by piot View Post

Then you have a problem.

I'm sure. Maybe if I had some corporation with which to align my self worth to I'd be as well adjusted as you. /s
post #51 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

As if being a "part" of the winning team isn't enough, you have to piss on the competition as well.

Nope, it's not enough to be on the winning team. Fandroids and other liars should quit lying and recognize that they're wrong, and also admit that they are completely clueless. Nobody likes sorelosers and that's what they are.

You act is if you have no clue what Fandroids constantly write on other sites, sites that get a lot of traffic. Fandroids are disgusting little creatures that deserve to be constantly bombarded with ridicule, criticism and contempt.
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Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

Nope, it's not enough to be on the winning team. Fandroids and other liars should quit lying and recognize that they're wrong, and also admit that they are completely clueless. Nobody likes sorelosers and that's what they are.

You act is if you have no clue what Fandroids constantly write on other sites, sites that get a lot of traffic. Fandroids are disgusting little creatures that deserve to be constantly bombarded with ridicule, criticism and contempt.

Don't you have some poor people to smack around or a group of students protesting tuition fees to mace?
post #54 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

I'm sure. Maybe if I had some corporation with which to align my self worth to I'd be as well adjusted as you. /s

There is no need to align yourself with anything or anyone. I would simply suggest trying to ween yourself off roaming around the internet trying to find total strangers (who you have no respect for) to argue with. Simples.
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Originally Posted by piot View Post

There is no need to align yourself with anything or anyone. I would simply suggest trying to ween yourself off roaming around the internet trying to find total strangers (who you have no respect for) to argue with. Simples.

Lol no respect for?

I can't even like another OS without being called a poor virgin simpleton who lives in my mothers basement and wants a socialist Nazi fascist Communist regime and is helping bring the USA down.

No respect for? There was never any respect for anyone not completely immersed in the proverbial hivemind. Reasonable OS agnostic posters go ignored while despicable human beings like Apple ][ get high fives simply because Apple ][ is 100%

I give respect where respect is due. Respect isn't 100% agreement BTW.
post #56 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

Don't you have some poor people to smack around or a group of students protesting tuition fees to mace?

You would be mistaken if you believe that I have something against poor people. I have something against ignorant people, and being poor is no excuse for that.

And unless I remember wrong, I don't believe that I've ever written or commented on any students protesting tuition fees, so I don't have any comment to that as it doesn't really concern me at all.
post #57 of 83
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Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

I have something against ignorant people, and being poor is no excuse for that.

Ah, no. Be careful here. You should have something against idiots, not people who are ignorant.

Idiocy is the active (not passive), conscious (not subconscious), willful ignoring of known truths (i.e., they know better than to say/behave/think the way they do but say/do/believe them anyway). It is also the active (not passive), conscious (not subconscious), willful ignoring of their ability to gain knowledge (meaning they're too lazy to educate themselves on the truth after–and this is important–having been [I]shown[I] the means by which to gain said knowledge or the knowledge outright).

Ignorance is simply a lack of knowledge. They're quite distinct. People who are ignorant should respectfully be shown knowledge (or the means by which to obtain it) to remove said ignorance. Idiots should be respectfully ignored entirely.

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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #58 of 83
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Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

You would be mistaken if you believe that I have something against poor people. I have something against ignorant people, and being poor is no excuse for that.

And unless I remember wrong, I don't believe that I've ever written or commented on any students protesting tuition fees, so I don't have any comment to that as it doesn't really concern me at all.

Possibly your most reasonable reply since I've been here. That I've seen at least.
post #59 of 83
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Ah, no. Be careful here. You should have something against idiots, not people who are ignorant.

Idiocy is the active (not passive), conscious (not subconscious), willful ignoring of known truths (i.e., they know better than to say/behave/think the way they do but say/do/believe them anyway). It is also the active (not passive), conscious (not subconscious), willful ignoring of their ability to gain knowledge (meaning they're too lazy to educate themselves on the truth afterand this is importanthaving been [I]shown[I] the means by which to gain said knowledge or the knowledge outright).

Ignorance is simply a lack of knowledge. They're quite distinct. People who are ignorant should respectfully be shown knowledge (or the means by which to obtain it) to remove said ignorance. Idiots should be respectfully ignored entirely.

I am forced to work with idiots daily. :-(
post #60 of 83
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Ah, no. Be careful here. You should have something against idiots, not people who are ignorant.

Idiocy is the active (not passive), conscious (not subconscious), willful ignoring of known truths (i.e., they know better than to say/behave/think the way they do but say/do/believe them anyway). It is also the active (not passive), conscious (not subconscious), willful ignoring of their ability to gain knowledge (meaning they're too lazy to educate themselves on the truth afterand this is importanthaving been [I]shown[I] the means by which to gain said knowledge or the knowledge outright).

Ignorance is simply a lack of knowledge. They're quite distinct. People who are ignorant should respectfully be shown knowledge (or the means by which to obtain it) to remove said ignorance. Idiots should be respectfully ignored entirely.

I agree that there is of course a big difference between idiocy and ignorance.

However, if somebody is willfully ignorant, are they still considered ignorant or have they passed the threshold to becoming an idiot? Because those are the kinds of people I am mainly talking about.
post #61 of 83
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Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

Nope, it's not enough to be on the winning team. Fandroids and other liars should quit lying and recognize that they're wrong, and also admit that they are completely clueless. Nobody likes sorelosers and that's what they are.

You act is if you have no clue what Fandroids constantly write on other sites, sites that get a lot of traffic. Fandroids are disgusting little creatures that deserve to be constantly bombarded with ridicule, criticism and contempt.

Nobody likes a sore winner either. Fandroids lie to get a rise out of people like you and will continue to do so as long as you let it. Its childish and counterproductive.
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post #62 of 83
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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post

Nobody likes a sore winner either. Fandroids lie to get a rise out of people like you and will continue to do so as long as you let it. Its childish and counterproductive.

The people who can be considered winners are those that owned a bunch of Apple stock as of today. Unfortunately, I'm not one of those people yet.
post #63 of 83
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

Can't you at least admit that it's impressive even though you didn't expect the adoption rate for the iPhone and/or iPad would be so fast? You don't have to like something jut because you've acknowledged its success.

That would make his predictions of impending doom wrong. It must be more and more difficult for him to consider everyone with an iPhone a mindless drone.
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Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

The people who can be considered winners are those that owned a bunch of Apple stock as of today. Unfortunately, I'm not one of those people yet.

That makes 2 of us
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post #65 of 83
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Lol no respect for?

I can't even like another OS without being called a poor virgin simpleton who lives in my mothers basement and wants a socialist Nazi fascist Communist regime and is helping bring the USA down.

No respect for? There was never any respect for anyone not completely immersed in the proverbial hivemind. Reasonable OS agnostic posters go ignored while despicable human beings like Apple ][ get high fives simply because Apple ][ is 100%

I give respect where respect is due. Respect isn't 100% agreement BTW.

Link one post of yours on this forum that received such a response. I can link 3 in this thread where you insult people for liking Apple products.
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Originally Posted by Wovel View Post

Link one post of yours on this forum that received such a response. I can link 3 in this thread where you insult people for liking Apple products.

For liking Apple products? Find those posts I'd love to see them.

Or maybe you should read some of the posts that were submitted before I left my circle jerk comment.
post #67 of 83
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That would make his predictions of impending doom wrong. It must be more and more difficult for him to consider everyone with an iPhone a mindless drone.

I'm not going to go through all his posts but one of his early posts on this site was "While I'll admit I was underwhelmed by the KEYNOTE I don't see how you can be underwhelmed by the device...especially since the only real "complaint" is that it looked the same." That sounds reasonable to me.

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post #68 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

Lol no respect for?

I think my post went a little over your head?
post #69 of 83
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Originally Posted by piot View Post

I think my post went a little over your head?

Perhaps. Or perhaps you weren't clear as to what you meant. Or perhaps we have respect defined differently in our personal dictionaries.
post #70 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

Perhaps. Or perhaps you weren't clear as to what you meant. Or perhaps we have respect defined differently in our personal dictionaries.

I wasn't asking you to respect the people that you are complaining about. I am criticising your constant need to whine about them.
post #71 of 83
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

It's interesting, because until recently the Apple story in government and enterprise was that the company was too secretive, too mercurial, and too...... well, Jobsian to play well with Serious People.

But now government and good many businesses seem to be standardizing on iOS. I guess because the only other real choice (until we see how Windows 8 pans out) is Android, and compared to Android (which isn't really a company but a collection of licensees) Apple is a model of consistency and coherence. The same thing that has been derided in certain quarters as too conservative for the go-go consumer market-- once a year updates, once every two year case redesigns, aggressive curation of the platform-- are exactly what large organizations want and need.

iOS is also the only mature OS in the portable devices arena. Windows 8 for computers will likely be stable, but it's really a first-round, rewritten OS for touch devices and will be full of all the "oopses" and unexpected holes Microsoft is famous for over-looking. WM13 or 14 will be versions ready for prime time.

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Now obviously Microsoft is an old hand at catering to such organizations, and has a vastly larger installed user base in same than Apple, so they're a bit of a wildcard. But by the time they've got their stuff on the market and it has a chance to be evaluated, it may be too late. Once the federal government has made some choices as to mobile platforms, they're not going to revisit those choices for quite a few years. Ditto large corporations.

If Windows 8 can offer a genuinely seamless experience across platforms, so that I could for instance grab my W8 tablet and work with any and all Office files, with no formatting issues for the round trip, then yeah-- they could certainly shake things up. But I don't get the impression that's actually in the cards, Microsoft's sort of vague hand-waving notwithstanding.

I agree with you on all points. Also I see MS continuing to skate to where the puck was. Apple's plan is to keep moving the stakes at a rate that will keep MS and the rest of the pack a bit off balance.
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post #72 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

Lol. You win.

waaayyyyy too much information!
post #73 of 83
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

No it is impressive. And well deserved. The constant bashing of other platforms and their users is what's annoying me.

As if being a "part" of the winning team isn't enough, you have to piss on the competition as well.

It's immature.

Well it's a circle jerk so that would be cuming not pissing.
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

That's probably because Apple fans don't, generally, seek out Android sites to pick fights. Or Microsoft sites. Or Samsung sites, should any exist. Clearly, the same can't be said for enthusiasts of these other platforms, or people that just have an axe to grind regarding Apple.

You also have to allow for the fact that Apple has a unique cultural presence: almost racial or sexual level animosity, expressed in every corner of the internet. This goes way beyond typical partisanship, and into a pretty ugly worldview that equates Apple and Apple users with all things weak, mannered, pretentious, vacuous, lll-informed, spineless, slavishly devoted to fashion, and, of course, smug.

In other words, real men use Android, Windows, or whatever else you've got. Apple makes toys, as befits their childish customers. Apple users are girly men when they aren't actually girls, and hysterical queens, and probably deserve a punch in the face.

Insane? Sure. Ubiquitous? Always, and if you doubt it note that every time this gets mentioned you will reliably get a bunch of "Yeah, but it's all kind of true, 'they' bring it on themselves." This about the what is possibly the widest demographic of any consumer electronics company, selling hundreds of millions of devices all over the globe.

So when there's a site that might have the promise of allowing Apple fans to do a little trash talk, celebrate some successes for the platforms, and kid around without constantly being hectored by assholes, the way they undoubtedly will be on every other fucking tech site on the internet, how is that a problem?

What is it about Apple that seems to drive people crazy if they get the feeling they're talking amongst themselves without monitoring for error? I actually find it mystifying.

You've articulated something I've always wanted to say, and better than I could have. Bravo. I see nothing but constant Apple bashing in pretty much every other tech site and forum on the internet- yes, even Apple fansites. Go to any article about Apple on a site like Engadget, etc. and 95% of the comments will be vile vitriol, mockery, hatred, and other irrational trolling and garbage directed at the company, belittling every single thing that Apple does, and mocking its successes and its users, without giving a shred of credit for its accomplishments of acknowledging the massive change it has ushered in so many industries. It's hate, hate, and more hate. Even macrumor's a forums are littered with anti-apple trolls, which the moderators do nothing about, and which ended up destroying any chance of discussion or debate. So I too am thankful for the existence of this site, which seems more sane than anywhere else, and where one can admit excitement about Apple without being denigrated and mocked. And no, I don't see NEAR the same level of trash-talk towards other companies on these forums than elsewhere on the internet directed at Apple. And the criticisms I do see tend not to be trolls, but based on rationality and reason, with the level of intelligence here being generally higher than elsewhere. I love the subjective opinion pieces on this site, which give it character and personality. There's enough copy/paste apple rumor sites out there that do 'reporting'- we don't need more. The pieces here are more entertaiing to read, as they're written by someone with a real passion and obviously strong opinions, which makes them more colorful. Again, if someone doesn't like the tone of this site there's only about 37,293 other tech/apple sites they can visit.
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You've articulated something I've always wanted to say, and better than I could have. Bravo. I see nothing but constant Apple bashing in pretty much every other tech site and forum on the internet- yes, even Apple fansites. Go to any article about Apple on a site like Engadget, etc. and 95% of the comments will be vile vitriol, mockery, hatred, and other irrational trolling and garbage directed at the company, belittling every single thing that Apple does, and mocking its successes and its users, without giving a shred of credit for its accomplishments of acknowledging the massive change it has ushered in so many industries. It's hate, hate, and more hate. Even macrumor's a forums are littered with anti-apple trolls, which the moderators do nothing about, and which ended up destroying any chance of discussion or debate. So I too am thankful for the existence of this site, which seems more sane than anywhere else, and where one can admit excitement about Apple without being denigrated and mocked. And no, I don't see NEAR the same level of trash-talk towards other companies on these forums than elsewhere on the internet directed at Apple. And the criticisms I do see tend not to be trolls, but based on rationality and reason, with the level of intelligence here being generally higher than elsewhere. I love the subjective opinion pieces on this site, which give it character and personality. There's enough copy/paste apple rumor sites out there that do 'reporting'- we don't need more. The pieces here are more entertaiing to read, as they're written by someone with a real passion and obviously strong opinions, which makes them more colorful. Again, if someone doesn't like the tone of this site there's only about 37,293 other tech/apple sites they can visit.

I suppose it's confirmation bias in the end.
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Originally Posted by dakoots View Post

don't they know they can get three Kindles for less than one iPad?

Actually 2.5 Kindles.
Apple should release a counter commercial with the guy responding, "Cool, so if I get the Kindle I can video chat with my friends, record & post video to youtube, store 16 gigs worth of data, play my favorite tablet 3D games, connect up my bluetooth headphones, go geotagging?"

Response from girl, "well...no, not those things. You can store about half that, and you do get a smaller but thicker device."

Guy, "well, I guess I'll give it a try." After a few minutes messing with it, "Hey! What the world, you mean hardly any of the Android apps even work on here? What CAN I do with this thing?"

Girl, "surf the web, stream content from Amazon for like $80/month."

Guy, "Oh, so after like 4 months of use I might as well have bought an iPad, or I can just use it to surf the web. Yeah, I think I'll keep my iPad." Wanders off shaking his head, "seriously, what a crock!"


It's kind of humorous, All the fandroids keep saying, "it isn't meant to compete with the iPad." Then here is Amazon trying to compare it directly.
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Originally Posted by AbsoluteDesignz View Post

I suppose it's confirmation bias in the end.

You would suppose wrong.

Simple test: go to any tech site of your choosing. Pick one article that features an Android or Windows device, and one article that features an Apple device, and read the comments.

Typically, Android/Win discussion center around the relative merits, compared to other devices running the same OS, some carping about shortcomings of said devices, and occasionally the odd "If you were running OS X/iOS you wouldn't have these problems" that are instantly met with unhinged rage and lengthy diversions into the general horribleness of Apple users and .suggestions that this is why "everybody hates Apple", their users are such fucking pigs.

Just as typically, the Mac/iOS discussion begins with quite a few comments demanding to know why the site in question is so eager to blow the moldering corpse of Steve Jobs, how much Apple pays to turn a once proud journalistic institution in to Apple's bitch, etc. Once that's out of the way, they can get down to the business of braying about fan boys, remarking about how Apple's mindless sheeple fan-base will buy any overpriced "Crapple" they're ordered to, and describing all the great kit that does exactly what the item in question does but better for less.

It is absolutely standard issue.
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...that are instantly met with unhinged rage and lengthy diversions into the general horribleness of Apple users and .suggestions that this is why "everybody hates Apple", their users are such fucking pigs.

...blow the moldering corpse of Steve Jobs

...braying about fan boys, remarking about how Apple's mindless sheeple fan-base will buy any overpriced "Crapple" they're ordered to...

It is absolutely standard issue.

...and we have much more colorful language, as you aptly demonstrate. This is much more entertaining for smart people.
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Originally Posted by addabox View Post

You would suppose wrong.

Simple test: go to any tech site of your choosing. Pick one article that features an Android or Windows device, and one article that features an Apple device, and read the comments.

Typically, Android/Win discussion center around the relative merits, compared to other devices running the same OS, some carping about shortcomings of said devices, and occasionally the odd "If you were running OS X/iOS you wouldn't have these problems" that are instantly met with unhinged rage and lengthy diversions into the general horribleness of Apple users and .suggestions that this is why "everybody hates Apple", their users are such fucking pigs.

Just as typically, the Mac/iOS discussion begins with quite a few comments demanding to know why the site in question is so eager to blow the moldering corpse of Steve Jobs, how much Apple pays to turn a once proud journalistic institution in to Apple's bitch, etc. Once that's out of the way, they can get down to the business of braying about fan boys, remarking about how Apple's mindless sheeple fan-base will buy any overpriced "Crapple" they're ordered to, and describing all the great kit that does exactly what the item in question does but better for less.

It is absolutely standard issue.

Considering you won't see what I see and vice versa and we both react differently to damn near diametrically opposed stimuli makes this discussion moot.

You will see what you see and I will see what I see and mostly those things will support our points.

What I do know is that Android centric sites do not have numerous articles about Apple/iOS nor do they have commenters on these articles call Apple uses Sheeple, etc on a regular basis, random as hell and unprovoked.

General tech sites do contain a lot of Slappyesque people, I'll give you that one, but when it comes to platform centric sites it's not even close.
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