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In 2007, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laughed at the launch of the iPhone.

It’s far too expensive, he said. Microsoft’s phones are so much better, he said. Ho. Ho. Ho.

Do you know anyone who has a Microsoft phone now? If it’s not an iPhone, it’s likely to be something Android.

Since Google’s software creation slipped onto many phones around the world, a certain rivalry has arisen.

Many iPhone users chuckle at Android users. In turn, Android-using Samsung decided to laugh at Apple fanboys and their unnatural obsession with standing in line just to get a fruit-forward phone.

For a while, it worked.

But as Apple celebrates its 40th birthday on April 1 and as the iPhone is almost 9, it’s worth wondering why teens, for example, want an iPhone more than ever.

 

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