Green and Blue Bubbles

Early last year, a guy named Paul Ford wrote about iPhone users’ dislike for green bubbles, and more broadly about the impact of seemingly small design decisions and good product management. It makes sense to me that this decision reinforces iPhone users’ attachment to iPhone. Ford mentioned that the decision had the potential to increase iPhone sales by making green-bubble-people feel inferior. And now interestingly, it appears the effect can be so strong as to motivate an Android user to switch out of self-consciousness.