Unless you are specifically anti-Apple, because you are a weirdo that way, you know Apple makes pretty awesome tech products.
As an avid Apple user myself, I am a huge fan of how every product of theirs seamlessly works with one another. Your mobile phone can be charging in your room, while you, sitting in the living room, are responding to SMS messages from your MacBook Air. Yes, you are responding to SMS messages directly from your laptop. If you decide to turn off the laptop for a few and catch up with an old friend, you can FaceTime him directly from your iPad. (You can also FaceTime call directly from your Apple laptop.)
Okay, so you get the point — the way Apple’s products work in tandem with one another is highly convenient and just pretty damn cool. Of course, if you are an Apple user yourself, none of this is news to you, but if you are an Android user, you may not have known this. Now, I am sure Android and Google have their own integration system, but it isn’t like Apple’s. At least I don’t think it is, but if it is, please do not send me hate mail. I’m sensitive.
Now that I have bored you with geeky tech info and product integration chatter, let us discuss what we are all here for — when a friend of yours is on an Android (or Windows, I guess) mobile phone and he/she messages you, your message chats appear in a gross-looking green color.
Why? Why that color? Why are you the way that you are, Apple? And, more importantly, does Apple refuse to change the color of non-iPhone messaging because they know how much we hate it? Is Apple turning us against our friends?
The answer is yes.
Well, maybe. Well, probably not.
All I know is that Apple users, including myself, are not huge fans of those green bubbles. Not in the slightest.
And who would be?
The blue color for Apple Messages, the default color for Apple-to-Apple (iPhone-to-iPhone) messaging, is easy on the eyes. It is pleasant and easy on the eyes.
The green bubbles? Well, the green bubbles look like Jony Ive and his team were on a few acid tabs when they concocted the idea. It is not an inviting shade of green and, if you’re an Android user, your friends hate you and resent you. At least they should.
Look at Jony Ive. Look at that sly smile. Jony knows what he has done.
The great irony in all of this, of course, is that the default color for Apple’s intra-messaging system used to be that terrible green. I guess they learned their lesson. Well, only partially — clearly.
If you are an Android user, you may be asking yourself, “Is this that huge of a deal? Why do people insist on making a big deal of this? Who cares about the color of a message anyway?”
I WILL TELL YOU WHO CARES, BOBBY — Apple users care. If you are a fan of aesthetically pleasing things, it matters. Life is too short for bad coffee and ugly colors. And many other things I will not mention right now because it weakens my point.
Will the ugly green color ever make stop being an Apple fanboy? Hardly.
Would it be cool if Apple threw us a bone one of these fateful days and changed it to a more pleasing color, so that your friends actually respond you to your messages because they are not disgusted by your Android phone? I mean, this whole time you were thinking your friend stopped responding to your messages because you kissed her ex while drunk. That is what you get for insisting on tequila.
Turns out it is because you are on an Android mobile phone and we see you as the spawn of Satan. You know, but in a loving way.
In the meantime, if you are an Android user, what can be done? Well, I’m glad you asked.
Be like this dude. This dude gets it.
Friends don’t let friends live in a world of green bubbles.