The reason is because those iPhone users always nod along by what Apple orders to them, like upgrading the iDevices every year (even though there are only slight new things on the newest devices), blaming themselves, not Apple, if their iDevices don’t work properly, defending Apple no matter what the reason is, and many other things. So that’s why Android community calls them as “sheep”, and even “iSheep” sometimes. It’s actually funny if you’re on the neutral side.
Interestingly, Samsung, on the side of phone maker, not user, also joins together with those Android user by releasing a new teaser video to welcome the launch of its most awaited smartphone of this year, Samsung GALAXY S III, in the form of TV commercial, that shows bunch of iPhone users who are waiting in line for the launch of new iPhone, while the other users of Samsung GALAXY S II showed off the features of that phone in front of those iPhone users and then said, “Dude, you are Barista”.
In that video, Samsung also introduced its other pride, Samsung GALAXY Note, which also has been as popular as Samsung GALAXY S II in phablet market.
Funnily, in the final series of that ad video, those bunch of what were called as “sheep” decided to get off the line of new iPhone and get the “Note” instead. While most of them in line have already gone, apparently, there is one who stubbornly remains in line still waiting for the new iPhone, and guess who? Of course the Barista.
Even though the name “Apple’s iPhone” was not mentioned in that video, many people would obviously know that it was targeted directly to what it’s called as “sheep”. Besides, the tag line, “if it looks the same, how will people know if I upgraded?” that appeared in the last part of that video clearly showed who had been referred in that commercial.
source: Samsung Mobile via PhoneArena