Android Vs. iOS Argument Leads To Stabbing, No Winner

Editorial / Tech

Everybody has a preference when it comes to their cell phone of choice, and an opinion about any other cell phone out there. Whatever I like is great, and clearly whatever you like stinks, unless of course it’s the same thing that I like, right? There’s more than enough vitriol on social media regarding Android vs. iOS, but most is simply bravado and general blustering. Two men in Oklahoma felt that this argument was important enough to take just a little bit further.

Oklahoma’s News on 6 reports that two roommates have been hospitalized with various cuts and bruises after a fight broke out over which mobile OS was better.

Officers said Jiro Mendez and Elias Ecevo were “highly intoxicated” and had been arguing over which cellphone, Android or Apple, was better.

The fight took place just before 1 a.m. outside the Evergreen Apartments in the 8400 block of East 25th Place. Mendez told police Ecevo stole his vehicle. Officers found the vehicle and Ecevo nearby.

Police said the pair had been drinking in the parking lot and began using beer bottles to hit and stab at each other. EMSA took both to the hospital to be treated for what police said were non-life threatening injuries.

Really? REALLY?!? Is this really where we’re at in the “Battle” over smartphone OS? Actual, physical battle? Admittedly, alcohol can make any of us do some pretty stupid things, but trying to stab one another over their cell phone choice? I’d hope we can all agree that is WAY past the line. Though really, is arguing over something as petty as cell phone choice really worth the energy expended to do so?

I’ll be the first to admit that back in the day I might throw some snark at people for their choice in technology. It really doesn’t solve anything. Every individual is going to buy and use what they want to buy and use, even if it may not be the “best” or the newest, shiniest thing out there. Oftentimes even a calm, rational explanation about a product’s pros and cons won’t sway someone who is determined to buy that product, so how will berating and scolding them be any better?

Smartphones and technology in general are great. We’re living in a time where nearly any information is available at the tips of our fingers. Does it really matter all that much in the long run what we’re typing on to get that information?

  Source: News On 6
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