Fanboy Fight: How One Apple/Android Argument Ended In A Stabbing

from the stop-it dept

Every one of us has already had this fight at some point: Apple or Android? The two dominant players in the mobile space carry with them very loyal fanbases who, for some reason, like to spar off with one another over whose tech-daddy could beat up the other. The companies compete with the same level of petty at times, which doesn't help. Apple screws around with text messages from Android users, Android pokes back at Apple over the controlling hand it has in its app store, and the two companies spend a great deal of time in legal battles because of course they do. C'mon, guys, can't we all just spend our time pointing and laughing at Windows Mobile?

Apparently not, considering the report that one recent Android/Apple argument concluded with both combatants stabbing the hell out of each other with broken glasses.

Tulsa’s Channel 8 reports that police were called to a local apartment complex at around 1:00am on the morning of April 17 to investigate at least one report of a bloody person wandering around the parking lot. According to the Tulsa World, police found roommates Jiro Mendez and Elias Ecevo each in some distress—Mendez was the man in the parking lot and was covered in scratches and wounds, while Ecevo, similarly wounded, apparently had stayed inside their apartment.

The World indicates that Mendez told police that the wounds resulted from an argument between the roommates, which started over which roommate had the better smartphone—Apple or Android—and ended with both roommates allegedly stabbing each other with broken glass bottles, and Ecevo allegedly stealing Mendez’s car (police found the car near the apartment, with blood in the interior). Perhaps unsurprisingly, alcohol appears to have been a factor in the fight.
Yeah, no kidding. I have my brand loyalty, too, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't feel so offended at a roommate's opinion of my phone that I felt I had to avenge the inanimate object by getting all stabby. Both men ended up getting arrested and were sent to the hospital to have their wounds treated. In a perfect world, they would be laid up next to each other, Instagram-selfying from their beds with comments about how awesome the pictures from their respective phones looked.

Either way, I'm guessing there might be changes to their lease coming shortly.


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2015 @ 9:15pm

    Lollipop 5.1.2 FTW!

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  2. identicon
    qyiet, 30 Apr 2015 @ 9:19pm

    They were both wrong

    The better smartphone is of course a windows phone.

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  3. icon
    Shadow Dragon (profile), 30 Apr 2015 @ 9:20pm

    Hmmm

    And that's why I have A Windows Phone.

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  4. icon
    Shadow Dragon (profile), 30 Apr 2015 @ 9:24pm

    Re: They were both wrong

    I was gonna say thar

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  5. icon
    DeComposer (profile), 30 Apr 2015 @ 9:26pm

    Windows Phone.

    The default, factory apps are better than then ad-supported crapware in the Apple Store/Google Play.

    And Windows Phone users aren't stupid enough to get into knife fights.

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  6. icon
    Roger Strong (profile), 30 Apr 2015 @ 10:06pm

    I recently switched to Windows Phone. I haven't regretted it.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  7. icon
    You are being watched (profile), 30 Apr 2015 @ 10:10pm

    With broken glasses?

    How barbaric. You should settle this like gentlemen and have a duel at dawn with pistols if you're to resort to any physical violence.

    Though in seriousness, I thinks it's pretty stupid to get into a fight over which phone is better. (I am not a fanboy of cellphones and only really use them as originally intended: to call someone)

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  8. icon
    techflaws (profile), 30 Apr 2015 @ 10:40pm

    Try harder, guys so the Darwin award is in order.

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  9. icon
    That One Guy (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 12:11am

    Re:

    They may not have won the full awards, but their actions would certainly seem to make them eligible for Honorable Mentions.

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  10. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 12:33am

    Re: Hmmm

    I feel pity for you.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  11. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 12:35am

    Re:

    "ad-supported crapware"

    That's only because the Windblows store doesn't have any indie developers making apps for the platform. Mainly because of the miniscule user base.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  12. icon
    Padpaw (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 3:49am

    well obviously we need to ban these products to keep the children safe since they promote violence.

    That's sarcasm for anyone that missed it. Since the popular thing to do is blame the items instead of the idiots responsible that say "insert item here" made me do it

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  13. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 3:54am

    Apple or Android?

    Every one of us has already had this fight at some point: Apple or Android?

    I'm glad to say, I didn't.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  14. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 4:51am

    Re:

    On an LG G3 FTW!

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  15. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 4:53am

    I love fanboy wars

    I love fanning the flames of fanboy wars by poking iSheep. Of course I don't poke them with broken bottles.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  16. identicon
    EEEnthusiast, 1 May 2015 @ 6:00am

    Why all the hate?

    That's pretty scary; not sure why any individual would do such a thing... Arduino Tutorial

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  17. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 6:38am

    Wouldn't it be ironic if they both served jail time and were cellmates?

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  18. icon
    rebrad (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 6:42am

    Video

    I wish there was video of this. Best laugh I've had all day. Wait a couple years and all this tech will be forgotten pieces of crap. They are crap now just not forgotten.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  19. icon
    John Fenderson (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 6:44am

    Not everyone

    Every one of us has already had this fight at some point: Apple or Android?


    I've never had this fight, although I've seen plenty of them. My identity has nothing to do with my choice of mobile platform, so I couldn't care less what other people use.

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  20. identicon
    bob, 1 May 2015 @ 8:13am

    Siri told him to do it

    How long before there's a Tech Son of Sam,
    with Siri delivering instructions... to KILL!
    ?

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  21. icon
    sorrykb (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 8:29am

    Prepaid flipphone is obviously best.
    No crapware. (Very little ware of any kind, to be honest.)
    No camera, so no need to worry about who takes the better pictures.
    And little danger -- even with alcohol -- of a phone-related discussion escalating to assault.

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  22. icon
    sorrykb (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 8:32am

    Re:

    Cell mates?

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  23. identicon
    That One Other Not So Random Guy, 1 May 2015 @ 8:45am

    Re:

    I went from an EyePhone to a Windows phone to a Droid. I miss my windows phone. Hands down the most reliable phone I have ever had. Ill be going back as soon as I can.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  24. identicon
    That One Other Not So Random Guy, 1 May 2015 @ 8:46am

    Re: I love fanboy wars

    Blunt objects are more fun anyway. ;)

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  25. icon
    amberb (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 9:01am

    Re: Re:

    ROTFL!

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  26. icon
    amberb (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 9:03am

    Who started it?

    I want to know who stabbed whom first? That will tell us which is the better phone. Stabbing someone is a sure sign you've lost the argument.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  27. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 9:11am

    Re: Not everyone

    Same here... I don't care. I only need something I can use to talk to someone with, read my emails, and check traffic. Anything else is pointless because gaming on the damned things is a literal pain in the fucking neck.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  28. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 May 2015 @ 10:20am

    Re:

    "And little danger -- even with alcohol -- of a phone-related discussion escalating to assault."

    Sure.. uintil somebody makes fun of you for carrying a flipphone.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  29. icon
    John Fenderson (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 10:53am

    Re: Why all the hate?

    It's pure tribalism. Far too many people associate their sense of self worth with the things they purchase. When someone tells them that their cellphone/laptop/sports team/car/whatever sucks, then they take it as being the same as saying they, personally, suck.

    It's straight up insanity, but one that is endemic to the human condition.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  30. icon
    DeComposer (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 11:56am

    Re: Re:

    You might want to not parade your ignorance around in front of all these people, even hiding behind the shield of the Anonymous Coward.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  31. identicon
    Wally SirFatty, 1 May 2015 @ 1:39pm

    Most Apple fans like getting stabbed....

    ...in the ass.

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  32. icon
    orbitalinsertion (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 3:14pm

    A third man was reportedly seen drinking with the two roommates when the stabbing incident occurred. He, however, mysteriously disappeared by the time the authorities arrived.


    There's your Windows Phone user.

    But seriously I'm not buying the fanboy angle as a majority cause.

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  33. icon
    sorrykb (profile), 1 May 2015 @ 3:22pm

    Re: Re:

    Mostly people just look at me with expressions of either bafflement or pity.

    But do *their* phones have an awesome Chewbacca ringtone? I think not.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  34. identicon
    Julia B, 4 May 2015 @ 3:37am

    Must be a male thing. I've had an iphone, and android phone. Didn't see much difference, except I didn't like the locked down nature of iphone, where you can't install software of your own choice. It's like you don't own the phone at all. Also had a windows phone about 2 months ago, but was crashy, buggy, and slow, so went back and swapped that for the android handset, which is actually very like the iphone in most ways.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  35. icon
    Ninja (profile), 4 May 2015 @ 3:58am

    Considering none of them died in the duel it seems the Gods have spoken: none of these are good phones. Windows phone ftw!

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  36. identicon
    seatex, 4 May 2015 @ 4:17am

    Looks like flip phones won that battle!

    Flip phones RULE!

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  37. identicon
    trevor, 4 May 2015 @ 2:01pm

    All phones are fucked! Bastards ring at the wrong time!

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  38. identicon
    nonya, 4 May 2015 @ 5:41pm

    STUPID!

    The fight and most of the comments here are stupid! If you define your self worth by what you own, you are worthless! Its not what you own, but your actions (and thoughts) that define who (or in some cases what) you are!!

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  39. icon
    John85851 (profile), 5 May 2015 @ 11:22am

    Re: Re: Why all the hate?

    I was just about to say this.
    The fight wasn't about whether Apple or Android is better- the fight was about someone getting their taste insulted or being called "wrong".

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  40. identicon
    Pragmatic, 6 May 2015 @ 2:35am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Until you try to back up your contacts onto your PC and realize that oops! You can't. Lumia 620 user here. Can't wait to become an ex-user.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  41. identicon
    Pragmatic, 6 May 2015 @ 2:37am

    Re: Siri told him to do it

    Give it five minutes.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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