Question for those Android / Apple guys who use other sites.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by rtomyj, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    Why is it that Android guys are so arrogant? I read comments and it's like they're plugging their ears and saying, "I can't hear you". No exchange of ideas, just I'm right and your wrong type of personalities. For the most part they also admit to never owning an iOS device so it's very ignorant over all.

    Came from HTC Incredible to iPhone 4S now iPhone 5 and starting with a Nexus 7 to an iPad Mini.

    Is it just me or do you guys feel the same way?
    Feel free to move this, although I found this forum fitting since you have Android and iPhone geeks.
  2. macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2011
    It's Never A Good Night To Have A Curse
    They're no more arrogant than any of those other obnoxious "My stuff is the greatest and everything else sucks" people. If you were to talk to a bunch of people on Android or WP forums, they'd all tell you Apple fans are the most arrogant, closed minded of the bunch. How you take it all depends on what side of the issue you happen to stand on.

    Me? I think all those people are cheesy bastards.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    See but that's the thing. I look at the site here and you have people hyper critical of Apple but still they love the company. They will also explain pros and cons of iPhone and Android. For the most part they don't just close their minds. Maybe I'm too frequent here.. I don't know xD
  4. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2009
    Florida, USA
    I'll agree if you consider many of the regular participants of this subforum, for the most part. ;) Go spend time in any of the iOS/iPhone/iPad forums though and you'll find much of the same behavior you feel is prevalent on Android focused forums. You're going to find passionate fans of any product, many irrational or blindly loyal. I haven't found any to be any more 'reasonable' than others.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    Actually spend time on the iOS 7 board almost exclusively. Haha
  6. macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2012
    I would say from someone who uses all of the devices/os's and can appreciate them all your op shows your bias and a persecution complex. All these people who are fanatical over electronic devices are weird and all exhibit the same behavior and traits, regardless of which mega corporation they cheerlead
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    Who knows? Maybe this forum's moderator's take Apple/AnyBrand worshipping trolls (or just plain trolls for that matter) pretty seriously; the ones I've encountered usually end up banned pretty quickly.

    May also be because MacRumors has really expanded from entirely Apple - even in just the three or so years I've been here. Other similar sites (Crackberry etc.) are very focused on their one and only brand. Could have something to do with the more general audience that's come around since those changes here that has an interest in Apple + its competitors rather than an audience that only is here for *one* thing?
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    Or OR (big or) you can't have convo with someone because their closed minded -ness gets in the way. If you've never experienced this, forum or real life, you are lucky AF.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2013
    Android has taken over as the number one platform for fanboys and trolls. Go to any iPhone review on YouTube and you will see dozens of Android fanboys trolling there proclaiming Apple is done, iOS is years behind and the iPhone sucks. They are far worse than any iPhone fanboy.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2011
    I used to be a iOS blowhard. It is kinda strange that I am now transitioning to a android blowhard. They both have their ups and downs.

    You will definitely get flamed into oblivion if you are a noob on xda developers, a lot harder then Mac rumors.

    There are worse forums though. I have been getting into cycling, and guys on bike forums have to be the most arrogant of any hobby I have. Never felt so condescended in my life. Their answer to everything is come back when you have a $6,000 bike.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    I asked myself this the other day. I notice it on this section of the forum and on the comment section of some Youtube videos. I'm subscribed to a few tech channels on Youtube, and every time there is a video having to do with an iPhone or iPad, the Android fanboys have to announce to the world how much better and cheaper another Android phone or tablet is and how much Apple and iPhones suck. They think phones with higher specs are better phones without question. It's like they don't understand why people like iPhones probably because they've never had one. Some commenter a while ago on a leaked iPad 5 video asked "Why would anybody buy this when they can get a Nexus 7 for half the price?" I mean really? I'd say most of the fanboys are completely ignorant when it comes to Apple products.

    I don't usually see it the other way around on a video having to do with an Android phone. It's seriously like it's become cool to hate Apple and Apple products.

    If I criticize anything having to do with Android, the fanboys will throw fits and downplay your issues. Of course I see that with Apple fanboys as well, but Android fanboys are more rude and condescending. They act like they're better and smarter because they've got an Android phone.
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    This is exactly what I see too. It is frustrating because they act like children. I get the feeling of loving a company, I love Apple. But not experiencing something, anything really, and labeling it as bad or what have you is very frustrating. The YouTube comments are the worst... I've actually been to an Android site, a comment said something like, "The media is biased toward Apple". The site itself only has Android stories, negative Apple stories and the comments get down voted if Android is bad mouthed or if Apple gets a compliment. Even small compliments. That is very ironical in my eyes.


    Haha really? That sucks dude. I remember my gamer days and feeling some hear being on DS forums. Posting on xBox or Playstation X would result in people looking down on me.. I don't know why, it was funny though xD.


    The worst I've seen is people saying, "Apple is the best company evarz" or something along those lines tbh...
  13. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Being that much of a Fanboy about anything is disgusting. Especially about something as stupid as a phone. I really don't care what other people use as it doesn't affect me and can agree that all OS's have their merits and don't have any deeply personal issues with any of them.

    Talk bad or say anything negative about Android, iOS or WP in their respective forums and people act as if you kicked their dog or socked their newborn in the mouth.
  14. macrumors 603

    Jun 11, 2009
    I think it's from so many years of Apple fanboys arrogance, you know the guys who put blinders on to anything not Apple and will argue on a forum incessantly about why other products are inferior. In all fairness all brands have those kind of guys, but maybe the Android guy is a bit insecure from the first couple years when Android was crappy. Now that Android has surpassed iOS in lots of ways and it's an extremely solid OS maybe they are just enjoying that a bit.

    For me I just use what works. I have iOS, Windows and Android all in my electronic life and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. I think most of use are truly eclectic in this regard, but there are always plenty of guys who blindly follow a brand, instead of just buying something and enjoying it.


    Apple has taken over as the number one platform for fanboys and trolls. Go to any Android review on YouTube and you will see dozens of Apple fanboys trolling there proclaiming Android is done, Android is years behind and the Android phones suck. They are far worse than any Android fanboy.

    Hmm, it sounds stupid either way I look at it, doesn't it? Buy what you like and enjoy it, and don't worry about the guy next to you.
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    Actually I went into a couple videos on android phones just know and saw no such thing. I actually did see some people saying one android OEM is superior to another... No mention of Apple unless it was, "Free iPads here!" Or some people saying how crappy it is...
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Just the nature of the fanboy, and this isn't behavior simply limited to Android fans, you will see it for any brand out there. (Well except maybe Windows Phone people, they seem rather mellow most of the time) The Verge and Engadget has got to be the worst when it comes to this. The comment sections devolves into 45% of the people rooting for either Apple or Samsung/Google and the rest just wanna have a nice discussion.
  17. macrumors 603

    Jun 11, 2009
    Well I was just being sarcastic, I just replaced "Android" with "Apple" to show how nonspecific and dumb that generalization was. You could put in any 2 product or company names in there and it just sounds the same..."Me good, you bad".
  18. macrumors Pentium

    Jun 22, 2009
    I'm pretty sure this thread is simply flame bait.

    To the OP - that's your opinion and observation. You're entitled to it. It's certainly not fact nor unique to this forum or any other.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    Cebu, Philippines
    Have you ever visited Google+ for instance? Even if an article is about comparison between Android smartphone A to Android smartphone B, it still leads to Apple having a rubbish phone. I mean, seriously? Then when Apple fanboys react to it, they're the bad guys.
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    Part of the Apple page in the Nexus page on Google plus… There have been many Android guys posting stuff about how bad Apple is on both pages. I don't get why they go out of their way to go to an Apple based community to flame. And again you see this from guys who like Android, not do much the other way around..


    If you think that, don't post. Simple, no?


    But the point is it's worse from Android lovers opposed to Apple lovers..


    That's why I love Windows guys. They can have a decent convo. xD
  21. macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2013
    Why do you care?
  22. macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Phandroid's the only other site I'm registered on besides xda and I stopped visiting the forum section of phandroid because the immature childishness and fanboyism was overbearing.

    But if you think this is bad try going into a major NFL forum and arguing with fans of the other 31 teams. It's an all out onslaught lol
  23. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2012
    That's one of the sites ive been visiting. They have great news stories, but the comments bring it down a couple pegs.


    Reading is key my friend.
  24. macrumors 603


    Aug 3, 2006
    I post here and at XDA. I think I've got another account somewhere, but it's been so long since I've visited, I don't remember which one it was.

    It goes both ways. There are many highly opinionated people on the internet. I just ignore them and do my thing. For every Android fan spewing hate about Apple, I've seen an Apple fan spewing hate about Android.
  25. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Read the thread about the motion sickness in iOS 7 and you'll see it goes both ways.

    Pisses me off, especially after seeing the lady on CNN laughing it off this morning.

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