Have you, Apple Fan, ever wondered why some people on the Internet seem to have an irrational hatred of you? Don’t worry, Rusty swings both ways, allow him to mediate and explain.
Let’s start with well known Apple Developer, Wil Shipley
Sure seems like a lot of smart watches and phones are being announced this week. SO STRANGE.
— Wil Shipley (@wilshipley) September 5, 2014
Yes…except no. The IFA Trade Show was scheduled long before Apple announced anything, and is where manufacturers announce things like this. Let’s not even get into how ridiculous it is to actually assume that the wearables category was started by an Apple rumour. People actually think that. You probably do too. Please stop for a second and think that one through.
Next up is my favourite Apple
PR Representative Blogger, John Gruber:
John thinks Motorola is so ashamed of an issue that he created, and won’t stop talking about, that they tried to photoshop it out. Except they didn’t. I’ve also lost count of the amount of times he’s called it a ‘flat tire’ on his blog. Anyone would think he’d been handed this as some kind of talking point. His circle maths is also way off, but I’m not even going to bother trying to correct it here.
Finally, I have one more person to call out. You dear reader, you. You see if the rumours are true Apple will be launching a 4.7″ and 5.5″ set of phones next week. They will also demo some new software. My Twitter stream will fill up with people telling me how this is revolutionary, and how only Apple could do this. A few parts of it no doubt will be, but in most respects someone, somewhere will have done all of these things before Apple. The fans of said platform will only hate you more for being ignorant of this fact. So by all means get excited, but remember that other companies also do great things. Sometimes even first. Sometimes even better.