I’m on Twitter quite a bit, and I often see non-Apple users insulting Apple and its users but rarely the other way around. Maybe it’s the type of people I mostly follow on Twitter (PC gamers that use Windows products), but for me, it’s annoying.
I love my iPhone 5s. Admittedly it recently has had battery issues, but this I can blame entirely on becoming a blogger and constantly being in my e-mail or on social media. Otherwise, before I started Pretty Little Sith, I never had an issue with battery life as a typical, non-blogging user. Aside from this, I’ve never desired to have additional features on my phone, which is one of the “insults” thrown at Apple users—that they are using an inferior, more expensive product and they are idiotic for doing so.
What do I use my iPhone for? Taking pictures, texting, e-mail, GPS, iTunes, apps (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, 9GAG), and occasionally posting a blog post from the WordPress app. Anything beyond this is not something I’m interested in or care about, so why do I need a phone that does MORE? Just for the sake of doing more?
The other insult I see thrown is about the cost to value of iPhones–that you are paying more for less of a product. For me, the cost is not an issue, not because I have gobs of disposable income, but because I know the phone is going to last me a long time (cost/use value). I don’t upgrade every time there’s a new iPhone out either. When a new model comes out, I evaluate how good my current phone is working and what sort of features are in the new phone. My last upgrade I went from an iPhone 4 to my current 5s, only because my phone was getting very old and I really liked the fingerprint unlock on the 5s. That is pretty much the only reason I wanted to upgrade, and to this day it’s still worth it to not type in my passcode every time I pick up my phone. I’m not going to spend money on the iPhone 6 just for the sake of upgrading and having the latest and greatest.
Additionally, I love having an iPhone because the most attractive phone cases are designed for iPhones (whatever the current models are). To a non-Apple user, perhaps this is silly and vain, but for a small electronic device that I’m going to keep in my purse at all times, I want it to look good—with or without a case. I don’t care for a super, monster, waterproof phone case or whatever they have out there. I’ve never cracked my cell phone screen or killed my phone with water damage while using cute, frou frou brand name phone cases. At this point, I don’t even care if it breaks, because I’ve had my phone for over a year and I’ve gotten a lot of constant, reliable use out of it.
This definitely does not mean I’m an Apple “fangirl.” I will never buy an Apple desktop or laptop as long as I can build and upgrade my own superior custom gaming computer at a more affordable price with better performance. For a mobile device, I want something small, simple, and beautiful with lots of help and support available (there are many Apple stores in Las Vegas) if I ever need it–which I hardly do.
This is why I’ve chosen to use an iPhone. There are a lot of different phones out there, and I have no issue with them or with what other people choose to use for themselves. I simply wish that others would enjoy what they use without trying to bring others down for their preferences.