President Obama has been an Apple fanboy for a while now, according to the upcoming book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics from Obama's political strategist David Axelrod. In 2007, Steve Jobs gave then-Senator Obama a private viewing of the iPhone before it was made publicly available.
None of us want to admit it, but chances are we're all fanboys of something. Whether it's a particular brand of software, gadget, or anything else, we often rally behind companies and ideologies without even realizing it. Here's why we become fanboys and how to prevent it from happening to you.
It doesn't matter if you're talking about the Xbox One versus the PlayStation 4. The 360 versus the PS3. Pitting Xbox Live against PlayStation Plus. Comparing Microsoft and Sony. Even including Windows Phone with the PSP. Whatever. Any argument between Xbox fanboys and PlayStation fanboys eventually reaches the point…
Even though we're going to be whoa'd and inspired by the future that Google Glass and the Apple iWatch will bring, let's not kid ourselves. The most realistic future is going to be the silly arguments we all get into about Google Glass and the Apple iWatch... which will only get more ridiculous after Apple releases…
In some ways, a person's choice of phone might say a lot about them. In other ways, it doesn't. And as much as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, we're all guilty of it from time to time.
Samsung isn't taking the iPhone 5 launch lying down, and it shouldn't surprise you to learn that nobody else is taking anything lying down either, ever. Not long after Samsung released its hackle-raising iPhone-basher, the ad was being flipped on its head by ardent Apple knights in iPhone armor.
In the ‘90's, no nerd-debate was more contentious than that over the "Best" computer operating system. Were you Windows or were you Mac (or Linux)? Rifts formed in communities, hateful epithets were hurled, and friendships were destroyed. It was the geek equivalent of the abortion rights debate.
The new iPad will arrive in stores on Friday. But hey, look at these idiots! They're ready, folding chairs and loneliness all packed, four days before launch. To camp out. For the opportunity to buy a thing. Days in advance.
You probably love your phone, tablet, and other miscellaneous touchscreens—that's why you bought them. But now that we anticipate, live, eat, and sleep with our gadgets, they're being deified. Don't let your fandom turn you fanatical. Relax.
You have to hand it to them for going ahead with the prank, but is Windows fanboyism this serious? Especially since they screwed up where the blue and green should be. Stupid. [Laughing Squid]
Are there only seven types of iPhone owners like there are only seven types of Best Buy employees? I guess so! Well, what about the child iPhone user who just plays game and leaves your screen all gooey? That makes 8.
Andy works for LG. Kaylee works for T-Mobile. They both love Android, and they weren't afraid to use their wedding cake to show it.
Apple decals? Check. Apple spare tire cover? Check. Apple license plate? Check. At least you know this Jeep's always ready for Safari.
Are you a Mac? Or are you a PC? Are you an iPhone guy or a soldier in the Android Army? If you feel strongly about any of these questions, chances are, you're a fanboy.
Fanboy. It's simultaneously the geek equivalent of calling somebody a racist on the internet and a badge of pride, the ultimate declaration of one's undying devotion to some greater entity. Are you a fanboy (or fangirl)?
[Han Ziwen became the first iPad owner in mainland China today, and was carried out of the Beijing Apple store on employees' shoulders. He even made a t-shirt for the occasion: "I BUY IPAD NO 1". Image via Getty]
The Misconception: We prefer the things we own over the things we don't because we made rational choices when we bought them. The Truth?
When you see one relatively-clever Apple shirt, you can smile to yourself before moving on without purchasing it. But when you see 101 of them in one place? It makes you want to throw your MacBook out a window. [CotyGonzales]