Some iPhone Owners Whine About Android’s Instagram

    April 4, 2012
    Chris Richardson
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What happens if your “favorite app” is no longer exclusive to the environment you’ve been using it in? Does that somehow make it less, oh, I don’t know, fun? Does it somehow “ruin” the experience if other operating systems get to join in the fun? If you’re an iPhone owner who loves Instagram, and you’ve just been informed the Android environment is now compatible, apparently so.

Now, this is clearly not the case with every iPhone owner, but enough people took to Twitter to complain about the image app’s expanded OS compatibility to make it seem that way. I’m sorry, do Android users somehow ruin the Instagram experience for the iOS faithful? Of course not. No, it’s clear from the complainers they’re worried about not being cool anymore, because, dammit, now everyone can share photos with preset filters applied.

Let the whining, as pointed out by Buzzfeed, commence:

eww all the android users are on instagram now… ?? lol #teamiphone(image) 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Instagram on android is mad dirty it used to be special now it’s just gross(image) 20 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto


It should be noted, there’s a Twitter account, @AndroidAGram, dedicated to “Douchey retweets about douchey iPhone users being douches towards Android Instagram users.” These are some of the finds. The language in some is NSFW. The grammar? Well, you take what you can get:

Why did android have to come along on instagram … -.-(image) 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Today I felt popular because of the sudden influx of Instagram followers that I gained but then I remembered ANDROID(image) 9 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

If you have a android & you downloaded instagram you can suck on my Balls!!!(image) 11 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I don’t give a shit if android got Temple Run and Instagram, they still suck. #TeamiPhone(image) 11 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Considering the spirit of the conversation, that is, people complaining about the exclusivity of a photo-sharing application, the following image fits rather well:


Did it ever occur to Alexis and the others that people shouldn’t be defined by their disposable gadgets and the apps that are available to them? Of course not. That being said, I do enjoy how the Twihard generation has made everything a Team Something or Another. It’s pretty clear that, as we “progress” as humans, we will all be defined by the consumption choices we make, and very little else.

  • http://www.catholicetc.com Bill

    “Progress” indeed. Judging people by the content of their plastic machinery…wondering what the great Dr. MLK would have thought of this.

  • Ghetto

    No dipshit. iPhone users hate Android users because Android can’t create amazing photos like iPhones can. It’s like selling Air Jordans at Wal-mart.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/chris-richardson Chris Richardson

      Yes, that has to be it. The iPhone is the ONLY phone capable of taking good pictures.


      Truthfully, that has to be one of the weakest defenses of an insecure attitude I’ve ever seen.

      • Walter Anderson

        Also Android phones have had better cameras since the release of the Droid X and its 8 megapixel camera. The iphone 4 had a 3 megapixel camera and they just upgraded the 4s camera to 8 megapixels but most android phones coming out now have 12 megapixel cameras.

  • e

    Hey minorities, iPhone doesn’t make you special. You’re still worthless.

  • rebecca p

    as a long time apple hater…lololol let me stop…android users had numerous apps on the market such as camera 360, pixlr o matic, that did the same thing and are better than instagram…instagram should have come out on android first…i mean we do have the better cameras 😉 also, 26% of an iphone is samsung parts (the important parts too) so i hope they know 26% of their iphone is an android

  • Derp

    This whole argument is retarded. Who cares who has what apps? I think the purpose of this article is to show people that arguing over instagram’s “exclusivity” is pointless. If you are going to argue about an issue, pick something that holds more importance than a picture sharing app.