Poll: Are you an Apple fan?

Poll: Are you an Apple fan?
For all its success, Apple's not a company admired or loved by all. Yes, year after year, the California-based tech giant moves tens of millions of iPhones and iPads, making a fortune in the process and suggesting that a lot of people love what it does, and yet we constantly see folks — vocal or not — that don't have the hots for the company that Steve Jobs started in his dad's garage.

Why? Those people have their reasons. From those who don't agree that Apple should be taking as large a cut from sales in terms of profits, through those who simply don't dig the closed nature of the iOS operating system, down to the specs nerds that feel that Apple is using inferior hardware compared to its competitors. At the same time, however, the Apple loyalists are plenty, and they vote their mind every time a new iGadget comes on by camping outside of Apple Stores and with their wallets. 

It's an interesting love/hate dynamic, and one that deserves its own dedicated piece exploring the causes, but for today we'll settle for a real simple poll: Are YOU an Apple fan? Let us know by voting your mind, and then consider speaking your mind in the comments below.

Are you an Apple fan?

Absolutely!
16.13%
Credit where credit's due — I'm an admirer, but not necessarily a fan
40.01%
Absolutely not!
43.85%

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98 Comments

1. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

I'm number one not fan, woohoo, haha

30. waddup121 unregistered

yea-no. not really.

61. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I put admirer but not a fan. I will give them props for their success, but thats about it.

73. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Hell Nooooooooo

86. plck74

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

if they pay me USD100000000000000000000000, i can be their number 1 Fan. LOL

2. PinheadLarry unregistered

Absolutely not.

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

80 something % of world population owns an android phone. What does PA expect from this poll? So majority of PA users like android and probably half of them hate anything Apple. I see no logic behind this kind of poll. Why dont you ask something that most of us DONT KNOW?

20. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Well, not all android users hate apple, some like apple but can't have an iphone for some reason (usually financial)

36. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

My reason was bang for buck, I rather buy the S6 edge for the same price since it offers android + better design, camera and battery. The iPhone is a ripoff for the price. They make huge profits off the iPhones because of huge margins. Edit : I don't hate Apple. The iPhone 6 is a great device. I'm just saying that a 350 euro price tag would be more fair. (S6 and S6 edge are also overpriced because of the memory scam which Apple also applies).

53. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

My reason was similar for getting the S6. When I bought the S6 international version 32GB, it was almost $300 cheaper then the Iphone 6 64GB. If only Iphone 6 has a 32GB version, I would probably buy an Iphone. Andriod is nice and all but the app market sucks. Even with all of our specs and stuff, most games and apps still run smoother on the Iphone.

64. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Same on the s6 edge being the best for the cash, on a small note to help you, Samsung adds ufs 2.0 over Apple using cheap parts, also sd card can not be added as it does not work with ufs 2.0 as sd card reader damage the bandwidth of the HD and why Apple always had faster speeds on that before the s6 edge. I.e. Samsun is not doing a memory scam, just like to offer a phone that will not lag after 3 months of using it like all Samsung phone before it

65. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

That and in most cases customer are paying more for an s6 edge than the iPhone 6 plus so it as nothing to do with not having the cash, it's just the best phone there is

79. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Agree with other androids, but the 6 or 6 edge have horrendous battery life, it gets also extremely hot. the Zenfone 2 has a better bang for the buck at 300 bucks.

100. murphslaws

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 22, 2015

Im not having heat issues, and I get about 14-17 hours of use a day. Happy owner of a galaxy S6 Edge.

41. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Becoz iph is not best value of money simply. There r lots of other phones to choose like s6 and g4. Thts y android users have brain.

70. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

As you can see by the numerous replies to this post, the comment about people buying Android phones because they can't afford iPhones is completely bogus. It is the main reason why I hate Apple fanatics: pretentiousness. Apple fanatics try to pretend that they are rich and all Android users are poor. I paid outright for a brand new Galaxy Note 4 on the day it launched. That was $700. I bought it because, unlike the iPhone 6 Plus, the Note 4 does what I need it to do and then some. Like others have stated, it is about getting more bang for your buck, not pretending that you are somehow better than everyone else. If the iPhone was a halfway decent product that was a little cheaper and didn't come with Apple's baggage (locked in ecosystem, stupid fans), I would maybe considering buying it. However, there are a ton of Android phones that are way better than the iPhone at half the price.

87. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Some Apple fans pretend they are rich as if a small phone determines one's social status.

76. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Not really. iPhone is a good (yes apple fanboys not great) product, no argument on that but their pricing vs. technology used and some of the phone's limited features makes majority of the planet's population got turned off to buy it.

90. FluffyBled unregistered

Voters in this poll are actually secret so if someone voted either absolutely or absolutely not is just because they are\are not apple fans ... and I don't see any logic behind your comment!

94. jamesweld

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

80 something %? You know this absolutely?

4. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

*grabs popcorn* oh dont mind me please. go on.

5. PinheadLarry unregistered

Another day another phonearena clickbait.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31598; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Which you clicked.

35. PinheadLarry unregistered

Thats why its a 'clickbait'.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

not a fan but i wouldnt mind buying one if it really intrigues me. next phone in line for me is galaxy s7 iphone 7

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I like Apple products, I love their design, iOS etc. But I can't get it how can anyone respect Apple for simply focking their customers in the arse. it's all about their police politics.

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Nevermind. I love editing posts on PA

9. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

i'm not a fan, but if it would be a gift im gonna sell it right now )))

10. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Does Alan F. Get to vote twice?

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I feel like there needs to be two additional categories: OMG APPLE IS SO BOSS! THEY DO EVERYTHING PUUUUURFECT!!! *and* I irrationally hate all things Apple and can't really explain why. Android circle jerk time!!!

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