iPhone users are elitists. It’s one of those things that we’ve always suspected — including iPhone users themselves — but to maintain the status quo and to prevent high tech culture devolving into all out war, we dance around the issue by using euphemistic terms like hipster. The fact is, many iPhone users consider themselves a cut above the rest. They sneer at unresponsive Android devices, laugh derisively at crippled BlackBerrys, and guffaw at Windows Phone 7′s lack of apps. When they buy an iPhone, they’re buying into a way of life and an elevated, entitled echelon of society — the upper class of the technorati, if you will.
No where is this feeling of entitlement and privilege more apparent than with the recent release of Instagram for Android. For the last 18 months, Instagram has been an iOS exclusive, racking up 30 million users in the process — not bad, when you consider that only 180 million iPhones have been sold. Instagram for Android, in less than 24 hours of availability, has been downloaded one million times. This has resulted in iPhone users tweeting some truly deranged utterances. Here’s a sample
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