Droid vs iPhone. "They" started it . . .

My dad told me to never argue with a person who buys ink by the barrel.  I finally listened.

Today I tell my kids not to aggravate anyone with a computer who is well versed in social media — especially if that person is a mac fan.

Mac people are part of a cult-ure (yes, that spelling is intentional).  They believe in the company and the products, and they’re fiercely protective of all things mac.  So it should not surprise anyone that as soon as Motorola came out with their Droid TV spots that focused on what they thought were the iPhone’s weaknesses, mac fanatics would respond — and the response would go viral.

Here’s the iDon’t TV spot from Motorola for their Droid phone due out in November, 09 and then below that is a couple of responses from the mac world. Note that I wrote the Droid won’t be out until November — that means these iPhone fans have mounted a response without ever even getting their hands on the Droid.

At least now they aren’t wasting a lot of ink fighting.  Just bandwidth.


  1. Michele
    October 29, 2009

    This should make believers of anyone who still underestimated the power of the social media community….

  2. Deanne
    November 5, 2009

    Haha, These are hilarious. I don’t even have an iPhone, I just think it’s so funny to see peoples competition over stupid things like this. If you have an iPhone and you like it…sweet. Keep it and use it. If you have a Droid and you like that, awesome…good for you. I don’t know why everyone feels the need to have something bigger and better all the time. It seems pretty silly if you really think about it. Aren’t we all adults here? It’s especially interesting to me because these people wasted their time making these videos which are funny, but probably will only be amusing to people who have iPhones or love Mac.