Are Mac users snobs? "The Street" thinks so

Think you're cool with your MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro? US stock Market news site "The Street" has news for you: they think you're a snob!

Time for some light hearted fun that hardcore Mac users might not appreciate. Mac news site "Insanely Great Mac" has uncovered a video clip from stock market news site, "The Street", guaranteed to send any touchy 'superior' Mac fanboi into such a lather they might start seeing spinning beach balls of death wherever they go, although many of the uncovered traits are quite complementary.

Taken from research conducted by Internet advertising research firm Mindset Media, Insanely Great Mac says that the research "found Mac users to be more liberal, less modest and more assured of their own superiority".

Mac users strong enough to watch The Street's video clip without getting so offended they'll smash their screen will discover the 2 minute and 18 second video says the following: Mac users "self centred, arrogant, conceited". Out of the Mindset Media study of 7500 Mac and PC users, "Mac users do really think they are superior". They think they are "self important, extraordinary and more intellectually curious".

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(evo_spook said @ #40.1)
No, they just go on trolling sprees trying to put the computer of their choice down.


Oh I C. When ever someone does not agree, they're a troll. Yeah OK. Good one Evo, you really shed some light on this subject.

(RAID 0 said @ #40.2)

Oh I C. When ever someone does not agree, they're a troll. Yeah OK. Good one Evo, you really shed some light on this subject.

No, its the way they do it. Are they here to say their opinion and make a discusion? no.

(evo_spook said @ #40.3)

No, its the way they do it. Are they here to say their opinion and make a discusion? no.


So what one is it, Evo? Are they trolls, or are they here to say their opinion and make a discussion? I don't understand how you can claim both.

(RAID 0 said @ #40.4)


So what one is it, Evo? Are they trolls, or are they here to say their opinion and make a discussion? I don't understand how you can claim both.


you, Cguys and company, your opinions on Apple might actually be good points, the only problem is its always come packaged with disdain for the users or starts off with a bash, that a reasonable discussion is usually impossible by that point and any good points you had will be lost.

(evo_spook said @ #40.5)


you, Cguys and company, your opinions on Apple might actually be good points, the only problem is its always come packaged with disdain for the users or starts off with a bash, that a reasonable discussion is usually impossible by that point and any good points you had will be lost.

Show me where I did such things.

(RAID 0 said @ #40.6)

Show me where I did such things.

Check over half the posts in here (I didn't single you out), most of them were to do flinging insults, well, I suppose thats hard with a topic thats only going to go one way, but a lot are typical insult types posts rather then putting forward any form of valid opinion

(evo_spook said @ #40.7)

Check over half the posts in here (I didn't single you out), most of them were to do flinging insults, well, I suppose thats hard with a topic thats only going to go one way, but a lot are typical insult types posts rather then putting forward any form of valid opinion

Evo, just remember... it comes from both sides.

yep, I just finding it funny, were supposed elitist sobs, except the only people who seem to have a problem with it is the other side of the crowd

(evo_spook said @ #41.1)
yep, I just finding it funny, were supposed elitist sobs, except the only people who seem to have a problem with it is the other side of the crowd

evo, here's the thing:

Must be a good reason - a very good reason, for Mac users to be so enthusiastic about these products, while the rest of the industry/users for some reason, are rather lukewarm about these things.

It's the User Experience. Don't worry, even the greatest tech critics today are just beginning to understand what that is. When you're really the only company in the industry making this idea the absolute focal point of your products, and succeeding magnificently, something is up.

Funny how the Mac fanatics, even the self-proclaimed "Mac Cultists" can make their aggressive comments on every article and then when one comes out calling them elitist snobs they suddenly change their tune to "I don't care".

But the fact remains - over 90% of the population is on the better Windows experience and the Mac users have to convince themselves that they have what's better. Couple that ignorance with a badly hit stock price that is continuing a decline I don't think Apple is as successful as they want their customers to think.

(C_Guy said @ #41.3)
Funny how the Mac fanatics, even the self-proclaimed "Mac Cultists" can make their aggressive comments on every article and then when one comes out calling them elitist snobs they suddenly change their tune to "I don't care".
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Sorry, I think you have crossed wires, the only ones making aggressive comments are the windows fanatics on here.

As for you last comment, I thought it was us who were the elitst snobs, but reading your comment it appears not.

As to what is better, that is up to the users opinion, yours is that windows is better, fine, happy for you, stick to it and then everyones happy.

(evo_spook said @ #41.4)

Sorry, I think you have crossed wires, the only ones making aggressive comments are the windows fanatics on here.

As for you last comment, I thought it was us who were the elitst snobs, but reading your comment it appears not.

As to what is better, that is up to the users opinion, yours is that windows is better, fine, happy for you, stick to it and then everyones happy.

Actually, I don't consider "elitist snob" to be insulting. It's mostly an inconvenience, I guess.

But the fact remains - over 90% of the population is on the better Windows experience and the Mac users have to convince themselves that they have what's better. Couple that ignorance with a badly hit stock price that is continuing a decline I don't think Apple is as successful as they want their customers to think.

Over 90% of the population uses Windows because they don't know anything else. And for businesses, of course it makes sense to use Windows as thats where all the applications are. Don't for one second pretend that every person in that 90% is entirely happy with their computing experience - if people were brave enough, or technically literate enough, they'd consider an alternative - but most people don't know of anything outside of Windows. I know because i've dealt with frustrated users more than enough over the last 10 years or so.

And as for the stock situation - you know LOTS of peoples stocks are down simply because of the whole economical disaster currently taking place in the United States...

AAPL vs MSFT : http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?t=3m&s=A...;q=l&c=MSFT

AAPL vs GOOG : http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?t=3m&s=A...;q=l&c=GOOG

AAPL vs DELL : http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?t=3m&s=A...;q=l&c=DELL

So it isn't just Apple - everyone is down.

Mac users snobs? I don't think so! And besides, didn't they admit Mac users were more open-minded than PC users? Guess "The Street" pwned themselves right there! :P

Haha no. That was a survey of Mac users, and the methods of testing, controls and etc weren't spelled out in any detail - therefore it's probably crap. Research can give you any answer you want when worded correctly...
...but this research, whilst also a little on the dodgey side, is true. Most people I know feel the same.

Rofl this is hilarious, buy whatever is cheapest for what you want it to do. If a mac works for you go nuts. Why must everyone identify themselves with a brand, i'll buy whatever the hell i want. PC's always suited me better and always look more attractive when i go to buy...every time i do research this is how it ends up.

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