Originally Posted by dasanman69
The real truth is not a knee jerk reaction nor is it fan boyism. The reason most people knew about iOS 7 is because it was all over the media and the update got pushed onto the device. How many would update if they had to read about it on a tech blog and then actively seek the update?
No, the "knee-jerk" part of it is whenever a fanboy is presented with some distressing facts (facts which should not be distressing, they just describe reality, but to the fanboy they are distressing), the fanboy will immediately try to come up with some reason to justify the fact.
Now, to be fair, a non-fanboy might do the same. But the difference is that the fanboy will completely ignore the original fact.
In other words, it's fair to try to make the point that most people don't care, but you can't deny the truths I listed, which are (to recap):
There are more Android devices than iOS devices: TRUE
iOS devices are more quickly updated than Android devices, in aggregate: TRUE
Now, you might have another truth, that people don't care. The truths I listed above are verifiable by simple numbers that are available to everyone. We all know these are true.
Your "fact" is nowhere near as solid, it may or may not be true, and the meaning behind it is also more complex. After all, if people care more about iOS updates because they've heard about them, wouldn't the same follow for Android users if people actually heard about them as well? So does that mean that people really do care, when they are informed, and the only reason Android users are content is because they are kept ignorant?
I don't know. And neither do you. And whatever is true on that, it does not change the truth of the two statements I made above on whit.
So, please, don't be a fanboy. If you have an Android phone, those truths are still true whether you acknowledge them or not. Your phone is still awesome for you either way. Nothing changes, other than that we don't have to argue over whether something that is so obviously true is true or not.