The conflict is rooted in a belief that Apple customers have higher income and better taste, and that Android users are hoi polloi who are so vulgar or stupid that they can’t see why Apple products are better.
Fast Company has “A rather nerdy analysis of the typical iPhone and Android home screen setup, and how each could be made more efficient.” You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.
When that small appeasement is challenged even slightly, when that thin, taut cord that connects our consumption to the nameless millions who make our lifestyle possible snaps even for a moment, the gulf we find ourselves peering into—a yawning, endless future of emptiness on a squandered planet—becomes too much to bear.
In the past half decade, 17 Foxconn employees have committed suicide by jumping from a factory building in Shenzhen, China, where iPhone parts are manufactured. Gizmodo editor-at-large Joel Johnson explores, in this month’s Wired, whether he had any role, however tangential, in the spate of tragedies.