Comic: The Truth About All Operating System Arguments

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: The Truth About All Operating System Arguments

i dont want a thin phone, i want an iPhone. for the same price, you could buy three androids.

i dont see how that would give my iphone more battery life. thats not the point!

which is to do what you tell me so you feel good about your own choices? stop making all your problems about you!

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Rich Stevens

Pixel lover and cartoonist. Still have my original Apple IIgs. See more at or follow him on Twitter @rstevens.

  • I don't know what's worse, these or "how to read the time on your apple watch".
    (Edit) I'm gonna say these!
  • Funny, I didn't know that we'd started forcing people to read every article on this site that they didn't enjoy...
  • You guys need the ability to upvote 10x or more, because I could upvote this all day lol
  • No, but y'all do force us to scroll past a lot of watch shit.
  • This is true: it's the problem with any new device launch; there's going to be a flood of a certain kind of content for awhile. If you look at other Apple-based sites, there are similar problems. But our tech team is definitely looking into building custom RSS feeds for people who'd like to skip out on devices they don't own or don't want to read about.
  • That would be cool, but for argument's sake, a lot of those how to articles could be packaged together and give collaborative bylines.
  • Totally. It's a back-and-forth we've been having for awhile now, and I agree with you that it's not a perfect solution currently. We do package them all together in the long run (see our ultimate guides), which is definitely easier for navigation. But there are also folks who have told us they want shorter articles with concise information about their problem rather than big long epics that might have that information hidden within. We're compromising right now, which means that neither group is totally thrilled.
  • Set a paragraph limit. Package if ten (arbitrary number) or less paragraphs. Separate if more. Word count works too I guess.
  • A how to category would be great. That way on main page we don't have to sift though how to info on the broken screen we don't have or the email issue that we are unaware of and so on... I do enjoy this site have been reading it for over 6 years now.
  • I get such a kick out of these. I find the social dynamics and thought processes associated buying and owning a product more interesting than the products themselves. You buy more than the product, you buy the 'sizzle'. Contrary to that, some people feel that they're getting more phone by going against popular opinion. But then, as this comic so eloquently puts it, our purchasing choices - whether for or against popular choice - have an element of buying based on what everyone has. "STOP MAKING ALL YOUR PROBLEMS ABOUT YOU!"
  • <3
  • This comic could be redone to make fun of iOS fanboys as well. The bottom line is the respondent should've simply offered a solution or said "oh yeah that's frustrating, sorry about that" rather than using it as an opportunity to dig at the other person. "Ugh, my car broke down again!" Most people won't respond to that with some comment about the quality of the person's vehicle, but rather offer help. The other fact is that a majority of people won't respond like this on either side because a majority of people don't really care.
  • If said friend drove a truck I would in fact make fun of them while offering help. Or any Chevy. Sloths fight leopards. You can't open a bag of chips. Clearly humans are the weaker species.
  • As a truck driver, I catalog those comments. My laughter at them is more effective down the road when they need help moving something or picking up something big from the store.
  • A-freakin-men. I miss my truck. :|
  • Well, in my case the SUV I drive is big enough for most things. So I'll have my laughs. Sloths fight leopards. You can't open a bag of chips. Clearly humans are the weaker species.
  • It's harder to show empathy when you haven't had the same experience. But yes, that's what a mature person would do. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • The internet is the problem. People having to communicate face to face is a whole different story and it forces people to be much more polite. The internet has given every asshole and childish brat a booming voice to bully others over their own views and opinions. Humans are tribalistic in nature, but the internet has created a giant megaphone for essentially what is basically hate-speech. "MY MOBILE OS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN YOURS BECAUSE IT'S MINE AND X, Y, Z, AND YOU'RE AN IDIOT FOR NOT AGREEING WITH ME, ETC"
  • Amen! Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • exactly. it goes both ways.
  • The comics are fine. I don't understand the obsession with 8-bit graphics. Sent from the iMore App
  • I find it disturbing and unpleansant when iMore editors enable full fanboyism mode, when you guys will leave these things to us the commenters? It just looks bad.
  • For the record: Whether we're writing above or below the fold, we're all commenters. :) Also, I didn't know that letting people know they don't have to read articles they don't enjoy meant I was enabling full fanboyism! Gosh. Thank you ever so much for clarifying that.
  • 1 point for Ren! Sent from the iMore App
  • How can someone know they won't enjoy an article if they haven't read it yet? :P
  • Actually Android could help her... Elephone P5000 works as power bank as well as phone :p (5350mAh battery)