Can you believe this? iPhone users whining about Android getting Instagram!

Posted Apr 05, 2012 at 4:34 pm in Threads > News

Just read an infuriating article over on CNET about how the iPhone crowd has taken to twitter, all up in arms about Android users joining their little community:;posts

As if there weren’t enough of a reason to be fed up with the isheep as it is, now they feel the need to insult us and compare us to Section 8 housing… Some of the comments on this article are the most pretentious, ignorant things I’ve ever seen on the internet, and that’s saying A LOT.

  • kwills88

    Apparently owning an android phone that cost over 600+ dollars off contract means we’re cheap, Lol.

    Geez, sorry we like to have a lot of options.

    • kazahani

      IKR??? This is seriously making me really mad! What the hell are they thinking?

      • kwills88

        This is Coming from the same idiots who thought their iphone 4 meant 4g lol.

        • tmihai20

          It doesn’t really matter how expensive the smartphone is. Didn’t they realize that already? We can have a phone that is just as good as the iPhone and costs half as much. Essentially, we all do the same things with our smartphones. This is a direct result of Apple’s marketing team, starting with the ultimate leader, Jobs. Everything is dumbed down, it doesn’t matter what it can do, if it costs a lot, it is worth it and it must be better.

        • jaxidian

          Didn’t you hear? iOS 5.1 pushed 4G to their devices!

          • kazahani

            Wow, that’s… Sad.

      • Joel

        I CAN believe it, and theyre NOT thinking- because theyre iPhone owners. They dont think about what runs their phone, about the capabilities of their phone, ANYTHING about how superior many Google devices are.

        All they know is they own an iPhone, and apparently thats enough to THINK your a hip, wealthy, tech oriented user.

        Well I have grim news – iOS has lost many apps and many more to come. Android has passed over 300K activations per day last time I checked so – stfu and go play with ur tiny uncustomizable screen.

        • spazby

          actually, it is a lot more than 300k, try 850k per day

          • Joel

            lol thats why I said “last time I checked” – which was awhile ago.
            Thanks for the update though, even more reason why they should expect to lose exclusivity on alot more apps.

  • Dan13

    I was scrolling through the comments and found one that stated that the iPod Touch has a better camera than Android phones. What a laugh.

    Seriously though, it is sad that so many people think that way.

    • kazahani

      Wait, the ipod touch only has a webcam for video chat… Are these people for real?

  • Burnd

    Before you get mad at those fanboys, just imagine being one of them.
    At first you paid way over the top too much on a very overrated remake of the previous version of the iPhone. Then you’re also stuck to an iOS which barely gives you any moving space to personalize your phone whatsoever. And on top of that, the last, final and only reason which still made your phone exclusive is now even available on all Android phones. This includes cheap and simple smartphones anyone could buy, but also better looking phones, with better specs than your iPhone4S and an OS which is all about options and the way you want to personalize your phone. All that is happening, eventhough you paid more money for the device you’re holding in your pocket right now.. Let’s just conclude that if you had an iPhone you’d definitely feel screwed as well.

    • tmihai20

      I don’t think that by purchasing the iPhone they were promised exclusive apps like this one. They just assumed that it would stay like this forever (or at least they assumed it would). I also don’t think they will ever get over this. I have one question: how do they know that a photo is uploaded using the Android or the iOS app? I can’t tell which is which and frankly I don’t care.

      • Burnd

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m not approving their self-centeredness at all! I’m just saying I’d feel screwed too. And well about being exclusive.. Indeed they’re not promised exclusivity, though I do know enough people who ‘think’ apple’s apps are more special than Android’s. :p

  • bolanrox

    they want to be different just like everyone else they want to be like

  • Stella

    I read some of those comments on Twitter and Instagram tags #iphonevsandroid #androidsucks. The thing I noticed over and over is the majority of the comments are from young females. This so call war of us-versus-them has the reek of high school. It’s childish and immature. Since I know it’s not from people I would consider my intellectual equal, I pay it no attention. Let them think they’re the cool kids in school. If owning a iPhone makes them feel special, I feel sorry for them.

  • Bryan Stoner

    Oh man check out these hipsters.

  • yankeesusa

    let them keep their instagram. I like paper camera better and can post on twitter and facebook and not just count on one program to post my pictures. Either way I don’t see many people on android using instagram with so many cool programs out there already.
    My wife has iphone and I tried using it to see how good it is and although the phone is very smooth, no lag and has some really cool features, I kept asking, why can’t I do this or that. I had so many more options on android. But I wont diss ios. Its a great os, but I prefer android.

    • shnuffle

      the thing is the android crowd is better informed and they know their way around a computer/smartphone, whereas iPhone users mostly don’t understand that much about stuff like how their device is set up and what’s actually inside it. You’ll never find a jailbroken iPhone dev/hacker saying all this stupid stuff.

    • tmihai20

      I am not dissing iOS either, I just really hate the way they marketed their products. iOS has the benefit of being a closed platform, strictly supervised, this is where it’s power comes from. It’s the users I despise, especially the dumb ones (their numbers are getting greater with every day). I always said iOS is not that great as most users see it. I prefer Android or even WP7 than iOS. I feel bad Meego didn’t have the chance to bloom, it had a great potential. Now Nokia is looking into alternatives to WP7 and are creating a new Meego, as a fallback for WP7. I had the chance to see from a very knowledgeable perspective and I saw what Meego could have been.

    • Ps3y3Ops

      I am by no means throwing any hate your way, but Instagram for Android was downloaded over 1 million times in the first 24 hours. That is quite a bit many people using it, don’t you think? Let ‘em hate and exclude I say…while we prosper and openly invite all others to do the same. Come one and all!

  • bolanrox

    do the iPhone elitists want separate bathrooms and drinking fountains now too?

  • spazby

    why would anyone here care about what they think??? I certainly don’t…

  • FlexPuke

    yes, because there aren’t like a million iOS users anyways that have access to the Instagram app. how the hell is it a little club if there’s already 100,000′s of users? good job

  • tmihai20

    I say we stick with Instagram, they can’t bully us not to use Instagram. Maybe they will eventually understand, although I highly doubt it.

    • kazahani

      They won’t ever understand. The First Commandment in the Book of Jobs is to “Hate thy brother that useth an Android.”

  • bolanrox

    i don’t care what the fan people think, but I don’t see the point in it really.. everyone i know who uses it posts it to facebook and twitter.. for me at least why do i need to see the photos in a third place? :)

  • redraider133

    Because if they don’t have exclusivity to certain apps what will they have to use against android? lol

  • 00quantameister

    False sense of entitlement. It’s a fraking app! Perspective people! People act like there whole lives are wrapped around the Apple name! Too bad they didn’t make Fight Club in 2012. I believe Tyler Durden would have said this.

    “You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have on your debit card. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your smartphone. You’re not your fucking tablet company. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.”

  • hinds

    Isheep are idiots cause as an app developer your out to make money not make less money ! Dolts of course Isheep are idiots for real! Barista my behind more like dumbistas!!

  • luis

    We have the right to bitch because it was our only little thing and now you fuckers join it and post all this stupid ass pictures all at once! WTF you guys should have just gotten your own fucken app where only android users could use it! And no we’re not ignorant or think that we are wealthy because we have an iphone! so just shut the fuck up!

    • Ps3y3Ops

      Behold the mindset…as if you ACTUALLY speak for every iPhone owner/user the world over. Do you actually believe that because something is available in the app store or iTunes that it is the sole property of Apple and intended only for those that own/use Apple products? Wake up! It’s called CAPITALISM! Use your iPhone to run a GOOGLE search on the term!

    • mikeadonis

      We wont use instagram if you dont use Google. DEAL?

    • tmihai20

      Do you realize there is no way of telling if an image has been uploaded from the Android or the iOS version? It was just a matter of time before one of you found this thread and spread your hate here as well. Your arguments are invalid.

    • Cole Loomis

      It is a smart move for any app developer to branch out to other devices. Why limit you customer base to a fraction of the market. Why wouldn’t you want to spread your app to the largest smartphone platform. The only way an app will stay exclusively stay with iOS is if it is an app from Apple.

  • fatspirit

    If someone feels miserable due to appearance of Instagram for Android then I feel sorry for him/her. That’s not the end of the world! At least, I hope so. BTW, Handcent SMS for iOS is going to be released soon (:

    • pekosROB

      I love Handcent, it’s all I’ve used since day 1 when I switched to Android (at the OG EVO launch).

  • pekosROB

    It is pretty damn ridiculous that they are upset about more users joining in on the fun. If anything they should be happy that there will be even more pics to view and probably better quality at that since a new Android device with beast specs are released all year long whereas the iPhone is a once a year affair.

  • bolanrox

    unless you knew what kind of phone someone had, how can you tell? i haven’t seen anything that references the phone.

    So far my friends don’t seem to mind, but then again only one of the 3 that actively use it followed me back.. so maybe there is something to it :)

    • Cole Loomis

      It is just that iPhone users like their exclusivity. The fact that they know that Instagram is not longer exclusively available to their phone they are not happy.

      It would definitely be interesting to see if the iOS version gets less use now for that reason. To see if the fanboys find a new app to hide behind.

  • Clark Wimberly

    This should really get interesting now that Facebook has purchased Instagram. People are going to have a hard time trying to decide who to hate in this whole debacle.

    Also hilarious is the news that Pic You, another iPhone exclusive camera filter network app, has jumped something like 8000% in a few days. They’ve added over 100,000 users and have an icon/interface almost the same as Instagram, except they don’t offer an Android version all stunk up with poor people.

    • bolanrox

      if they thought android users were poor just wait until you can add filters on fb directly. Then you do not even need to own a smart phone! :)

  • Bpear96

    “I heard da temple run on android b fccn up lol dts wt dey gt fa tryna b like us ..”

    Translation: Im a ignorant iphone user, who thinks my little shiny toy, is better then your superior android SMARTphone.

    • Bpear96

      OH and even if you paid more for your phone, im calling you cheap and poor. Because android is a new race, and im racist

    • Joedoe

      His Spell-check must be broken.

  • bolanrox