As we get dangerously close to the release of the new iPhone, tension between two opposing parties is continually increasing. No, I’m not speaking of republicans and democrats, nor am I referring to Christians and atheists. I’m talking about iOS lovers and Android lovers.
Do you know how it’s considered a faux pas to bring up the topic of politics or religion when you are among friends or family because it almost always leads to a heated dispute? I’m officially declaring that a third topic should also be banned from friendly discussion: choice mobile operating system.
Both teams are relentless. Hell, talk about taxes and church and same-sex marriage and abortion all you want, but don’t you dare bring up your love of the iPhone in front of a die-hard Android fanatic. He will cut you. The same applies to you Android fanboys — beware of speaking blasphemy in front of an Apple cult leader.
Why are we constantly battling over this? Stop trying to convince each other that one platform is better than the other. No matter how hard you try, in the end I can almost guarantee that iOS lovers will still be iOS lovers and Android lovers will still be Android lovers. It’s just a matter of opinion. If you say it’s a fact that Android is better than iOS or iOS is better than Android and you then attempt to list reasons to back up that so-called fact, shut up.
Admittedly, I’m on the iPhone team, but if you think Android is better than iOS, fine. I may disagree with you, but I’m not about to shove my own beliefs down your throat. Have I ever been in heated discussions with people shouting left and right features that make the iPhone better in my eyes? Of course I have. My opponent shouts features in favor of Android too. Nobody ever wins or loses. Ever. If there’s no winner, why the hell are we even arguing in the first place?
It’s also important to note that the upcoming sixth-generation iPhone isn’t going to change a thing either. If all Apple adds to the new model is a 4-inch display, there’s a good chance that it will still be the best-selling iPhone to date and I’ll still buy one. I trust the Apple brand enough to do that, and I’m sorry, but your list of complaints about Apple isn’t going to break that trust. Plenty of people also had their sights set on the Samsung Galaxy S III before it was even announced because they trust the Samsung and/or Android brands. I can sit here and type all about how I think iOS is more polished and the apps are cooler and the hardware is sleeker and it won’t mean shit to an Android lover.
If you’re content with your Android device, that’s awesome. I’m content with the fact that you are content. Because it goes both ways, I hope that you are equally as content with me owning an iPhone. The problems arise when people feel the need to lure their opponents onto their side. I say we should just let Siri and S Voice live peacefully in their own homes. Argue until your blood pressure skyrockets if you must, but everybody is entitled to their own opinions.
Now let’s sit back, relax, and debate about politics for some sweet relief.