Android Users Crash the Instagram Party, Elitist iPhone Users in a Tizzy

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jgrimoldy

THIS is the distilation of why I despise Apple products so much. I have never seen such extreme and widespread douchebaggery.

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jgrimoldy

... (dupe)

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ShadowGryphon

FAIL!
Tried instagram, and the iFans can keep it.
I have three other apps that do what it does, but better AND offers better filters... without that annoying social crap.

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iheartpcs

"Ew. Ew. Ew."

Are all iPhone users 10 year old girls?

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JBaz

I find it annoying for anyone to consider a camera phone a legit recording medium... iphone? HA, say hello to my 40MP digital back. thankyouverymuchnowpissoff.

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biggiebob12345

In related news: Apple users are still mostly douche bags.

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mls067

after this post. I solemnly swear to never, ever use the word "ew" again!!!

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scoop6274

Reminds me of an old Dr. Suess story about star bellied sneeches and non star bellied sneeches. Some guy with a machine comes along to give stars to the non star bellied sneeches. So the star bellied sneeches want their stars removed so they can still be elite. All in all elitism is ridiculous.

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Slurpy

That's from "The Sneetches and Other Stories," if anyone was wondering. Once again, Dr. Suess teaches better morals than any church has ever managed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sneetches_and_Other_Stories

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Engelsstaub

"...Dr. Suess teaches better morals than any church has ever managed."

...best thing I read today. Cheers.

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FrancesTheMute

The funniest one I saw was someone saying "Instagram is on Android? Great, now I have to see what all the poor people are eating for dinner."

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acidic

i love reading the comments on the yahoo articles about apple due to this exact thing. "why don't you like apple ? it is because you can't afford one?" is the most common post i see when an android user says anything about apple. that is the holier than thou, higher educated, elitist attitude we have all come to hate. apple freaks amuse me. they are a cancer to all things technological

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Engelsstaub

Higher-educated/elitist -and- rednecks :D ...Fruit Loop.

You're a cancer to comment-sections and intelligent discourse and debate.

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acidic

case and point. you're just like apple and can not see through your own false "reality" that doesn't bow down to apple. it's all smoke and mirrors and the fanboys lie so much that they believe themselves

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Engelsstaub

I'll play some more:

How does Apple bow down to Apple??

...seriously have your VA counselor read this stuff you type or just get an opinion from someone you actually care about. Good God...

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ApathyCurve

Cry for me, little baristas. Your tears are sweet as nectar.

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darryl99

Ahaa, too funny!

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j_j_montez

A phone is a tool. A laptop is a tool. Anyone who thinks they need to make a bigger deal out of this more than is practical...is a tool. I have iProducts in my home, Dells, HPs, and custom configurations. The only people that need to be shunned are those who think this is some kind of status decider... and those who buy Sony. (I really dislike Sony)

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jbwhite99

To be clear - an Android phone is a useful tool. An Apple user is just a tool.

Apple people think they have status - but it just shows how much of a sucker they are. I did download and play a little with Instagram - need to see all of the features to see how useful it will be.

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Baer

Ewww, iKiddies. Who cares?? Why is this fodder for this site?

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Ghok

No kidding. Everyone knows about iKiddies. The same type of kids who judge people on what brand is plastered on their shirt. It's only loosely related to tech. Some kids never grow up... something like twitter and instagram tend to draw out those types, too.

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afatgoat

Isn't this supposed to be a tech news site? No one gives a shit about hurt feelings.

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Paul_Lilly

The other half of the story (or first half, as it were) is that Instagram is now available for Android, which is something no less than 430,000 Android find interesting, not counting the ones who didn't joing the waiting list. So, that's why.

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afatgoat

Hey man, you're right. That is news to 430 000 people. You nailed that part of the article, and I enjoy the fact you research and write articles about tech news I wouldn't otherwise receive.
I don't agree with the way immature quotes are validated by being brought to the spotlight of an international crowd. That sort of behaviour might fly on twitter, but it doesn't have any constructive place in a technology forum.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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thetechchild

They're not validated at all. They're brought to the attention of people who will likely care either that A) they're being insulted (Android users) or B) customers are attacking each other over a business decision (Instagram).

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Engelsstaub

You're right: pretentious and shallow people exist who use Apple products. (That's usually obvious.) They exist here as well at the other extreme.

It's stupid to hate others. It's also stupid that people think their product choices define who they are and the amount of their self-worth.

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acidic

apple products are over-hyped and over-priced. there are far better and much cheaper products from many other companies. due to the hype, apple has become THE brand for those who want to project their image of "elitism" while being smug with the knowledge that they possess the "COOLEST" and the most "HIP" products in the world. basically, they are just insecure and self-aggrandizing douche bags. this may not be the case with some but i'd say that this is the truth with 99.8% of the fanboys. that is a VERY conservative estimate too, as we all know it's more like 99.99%

btw, i read your letter in the may issue of maximum pc crying about how apple products are so much better than PCs, or as you stated, "pieces of crap." it is the same writing style and elitism that you have expressed here numerous times so, you can't really deny that it isn't you, barry edwards. i still think you look more like a cletus, jethro, or larry

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Engelsstaub

I didn't ever write a letter to Maximum PC or engage you on any other tech website. I don't care about your delusions or opinions. I in fact CAN deny that I'm Barry Edwards because I am not, you unhinged idiot. How do you reconcile elitism with being a redneck?? DERP.

It's truly time to shut your trolling trap and take your meds. You REALLY think you're some super-sleuth and you know someone from internet comments. Fucking go outside.

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acidic

i have already explained how you are both an elitist and redneck in a previous article but i guess through years of living in the backwoods, it has limited your mental capacity (please don't make me use google hick translate again to break it down for you into small manageable chunks as it was painful to read although, entertaining and i'm sure it only multiplied the embarrassment you felt). i'm surprised that you haven't packed your bags and started to move to arizona as they have started a bill that would put "trolls" behind bars for 25 years. we all know that your beloved company has probably had it in their twisted minds to set up a base of operations there and basically put the entire US population into prison that "defamed and offened" them due to their non-loyalty and bashing of their "it just works" products. it's a good thing that common sense prevailed and promptly shot the bill down so, you'll have to wait until some other wacked out state tries to implement a similar bill so you can have me jailed

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Black Fox

Can't we just have a civil discussion here? That's why I like reading on this site because of the lack of trolls and ........whatever you are. We all have our own OPINIONS, so lets all just agree to disagree.

BTW......Denial is the first step to suicide

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acidic

you will soon learn that you aren't anywhere near as smart or refined as my good pal here. he knows all, has a uncanny love for apple, constantly bashes PCs, tries to make the staff of this site look stupid or believe the facts (which are only his opinions), and he is the worst possible grammar cop ever. he must be an english professor somewhere because he is just godly with the english language with his superior linguistic capability (or maybe it's his word of the day app on his beloved iphone)

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Engelsstaub

You don't even realize how far out on the fringe you really are. If you didn't sound like such a deluded psycho people, who might normally agree with your opinions, wouldn't be responding to you this way.

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Refuge88

I'm an iPhone 4 user.

I personally couldn't give two shits who uses apps we have.

I say we invite WP7 to the party too!

As for the iPhone users who are complaining???

Sit and spin... Sit and spin.

Then again you may have to wait until Apple releases an iPole.

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Zoandar

LOL! Nice to know there is some logic on the other side of the fence. Thanks!

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Andacious

haha....iPole

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rrecine

Nothing hurts more when somebody can do what you can do spending a lot less. <---- the absolute meaning of technology. If you don't get it, you must own an Apple product. It also means you know nothing about technology.

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chipmunkofdoom2

Yeah, not surprised by any of this. At all.

To all the commenters who always come to the defense of Apple users when the conversation gets anti-Apple, go shove your own fist up your ass. This type of mindset is deplorable and the very reason that some people hate Apple users.

The kind of classed society where one group was better than the other simply by virtue should have died out in the medieval times. Shows you how little we've actually grown as a species.

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tekknyne

Android users are weed haters? News to me.

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Caboose

I don't understand this reference.

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tony2tonez

there seems to be 1% in the apple club after all. Maybe we should get the 99% Andriod users to Occupy Instagram.

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gamewizard

agreed i thinks its funny how they bitch about android yet some how the ios smartphones aka iphones are no playing second fiddle to android

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