Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Where’s the dissing?

Whenever there is anything in the Windows, Android, or Linux world that goes wrong, people jump all over it, rant and rave about the stupidity of the users of anything but Apple.  Yet when something happens with an Apple product, things get either deathly quiet or there is polite acknowledgement that something may be wrong, but we should be patient…  I just don’t get it…does no one else see the blatant double standard?

In the release of iOS8, peoples’ iPhones lost there ability to make calls.  I’m sorry, but that seems like a big deal…but no, users were merely encouraged to ‘downgrade’ and wait for 8.01.  Now the update has come out and it breaks the Bluetooth connection in cars.  Again, no dissing of Apple, just polite banter about how wonderful iOS is, and they’re sure Apple will fix it soon.  If anyone other than Apple had made these faux pas, they would be crucified on the blogs, in the media, and everywhere else.  But everyone is afraid of saying anything negative about Apple, or else they may be banned from future Apple Events (see story here), lose the right to get Apple products to evaluate, etc.

It’s time for the double standard of dealing with dysfunction to stop.  Yes, Windows, Android, and Linux have their issues, but the difference is that their users admit it, and don’t hold their OS up as a demi-god.  Apple users, wake up and realize that iOS, OSX, and all things Apple are just as fallible as others…get over yourselves and your hipster desire to be all things cool

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As a lifelong educator, I have worked extensively with both Macs and PC's. In addition, the last 26 years have been spent in the area of technology consulting, hardware repair, networking, database development and the like. Through these many different roads, I have come to have a high level of distain for the blind followers of all things Apple. Please do not assume that I am a blind follower of MS either. I have found that in dealing with most Apple users, the concept of logic is quickly pushed aside and in its place is a radical, cultish defense of all things Apple.