Ok, over the past couple of weeks, I have gotten in several Twitter fights (and real-life heated debates) over the question of “which is better: iOS or Android?” You have dimwits arguing both sides. Here is the question I always ask these people in return “which one works better FOR YOU?”
Here is my philosophy, people should NOT be tied to a brand for all of their devices. For example, just because a person owns a Mac should not mean that they have to own an iPhone. However, with iCloud and seamless integration between iPhone, iPad, and Mac, it does make sense for some people to own all three and stay in the “Apple Cycle.” For others, if they need a Mac for their design capabilities or the power for video editing, they may want to buy a Galaxy S III or Lumia 920.
Another problem I have is with advertising. I am not going to pick a side overall, but I will side with Apple for their advertising approach. Apple focuses solely on their product and what it can do. All their commercials take place in a white space with just the device, nothing more, nothing less. In other words: these campaigns are effective and the way that advertising should be. Now, I have to bash on Samsung for their advertising approaches. In their most recent commercials, Samsung portrays the typical Apple customer (a “hipster”) waiting in line for some new device outside of a store with minimalistic signage with just glass and white. Come on, you’re not fooling anyone. You can’t tell me that it is a generalization. That is obviously geared towards Apple customers. Then, during the commercial, these Apple customers talk about minute features of the iPhone 5 and all the commercials end up being are digs at Apple.
People automatically assume that because I use an iMac, I am biased towards the iPhone. Ummm, WRONG. I actually own an LG Optimus, which does show that I am actually impartial. In my opinion, however, iOS is a far superior operating system to Android, but that’s my personal preference. You should NEVER force your personal preference onto anyone. If you support Romney, great. Now keep it to yourself. You support Obama? Great, now keep it to yourself. I hate seeing political bumper stickers/yard signs. And don’t even get me started on when people make an uninformed decision about the presidential election. I am a fantastic debater, and I will slam your rear-end into the ground if you come at me uninformed. Your opinions are your OWN. This is also why I hate missionaries whose soul purpose is to convert to a certain religion. These other people have their own religion and do NOT need you trying to tread all over that.
In conclusion, keep your thoughts to yourself, make informed decisions, and be yourself. Do not fall into the mould that others try to make for you. If your friends are pushing you to go down, jump up. If they are pushing you left, push as hard as you can to go right.