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GTA 5 Phones Mock iPhone, Android & Windows Phone Users

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GTA 5 takes jabs at the world we live in throughout the game, and when it comes to the phones used by characters in the game, there is no respite as iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users are at the brunt of the joke.

Considering GTA 5 sold over $1 billion worth of copies so far, and GTA 5 on PS4 and Xbox One isn’t likely coming until 2014 according to the latest gossip, gamers are taking the mocking in stride.

GTA 5 lets gamers play as three main characters, Michael, the rich ex con, Franklin, the gang member who wants more and Trevor, a certifiably insane meth and weapons distributor.

GTA 5 phone choices mock stereotypes of iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users.

GTA 5 phone choices mock stereotypes of iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users.

Each character has a unique personality, form clothes, cursing and family drama all the way down to the phone they carry to stay in touch with the rest of the GTA 5 universe.

While the phones in video games are often decoration only, users can call other characters, summon a blimp, call 911, take self portraits, email, trade stocks and much more on the phones. There’s even a Facebook phone, but without ruining any game plot, it isn’t going anywhere fast. In short, the phones in GTA 5 are a key tool to getting around in a life of crime and destruction.

GTA 5 – iPhone Owners Are Rich

In GTA 5, rich players have an iPhone.

In GTA 5, rich players have an iPhone.

In the game Michael is an ex-con with enough cash to retire early and drink by the pool, before finding himself tossed back into the game. Michael relies on an iFruit, which is the GTA 5 version of an iPhone.

The GTA 5 iPhone running slightly outdated software.

The GTA 5 iPhone running slightly outdated software.

Note the traditional iPhone dock and status bar, which Apple just changed in iOS 7, but are still familiar enough to see. Unlike the iPhone, the first time we took a selfie with the GTA iPhone the Xbox froze.

GTA 5 – Android Owners are Gangsters

Franklin, is using a Galaxy S3 android device.

Franklin, is using a Galaxy S3 android device.

When it comes to Android owners, Franklin looks like he is rocking a Samsung Galaxy S3 knockoff as he hustles to move up in the world of crime.

A closer look at GTA 5's Android smartphone.

A closer look at GTA 5′s Android smartphone.

The feud between iPhone and Android is nothing new, nor is talk of class warfare surrounding the iPhone and Android user demographics.

GTA 5 – Windows Phone Owners are Crazy

In GTA 5, the crazy guy is using Windows Phone.

In GTA 5, the crazy guy is using Windows Phone.

The third character in GTA 5 is Trevor. Trevor is a crazy and unpredictable character who is constantly ending up in situations that are hard to explain.

Here is the GTA Windows Phone.

Here is the GTA Windows Phone.

It’s not clear what Rockstar has against Windows Phone users, but based on the way these stereotypes play out Windows Phone users are the crazy ones in Los Santos.

Read: GTA 5 Cheat Codes for Xbox 360 & PS3

GTA 5 is the latest open world game from Rockstar which is available on the Xbox 360 and PS3. GTA 5 Online arrives on October 1st to take the game multiplayer.

In addition to the in game phones, there is a GTA 5 iPhone app that installs on your real iPhone, and will son come to Android. The iFruit app lets users play the stock market, customize cars and train an in game dog. There’s no word on w Windows Phone iFruit app.

Rockstar also offers a GTA 5 manual for smartphones which includes a Google Maps like map of Los Santos and more details about the game.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

9 Comments

  1. W (@Will12hg)

    09/22/2013 at 9:56 am

    “There’s no word on w Windows Phone iFruit app.”

    Thats poor research Josh, R* clearly states on their website that: “Coming soon for Android devices via Google Play as well as for Windows Phone…”

    Or are you one of those biased people that are rooting against Windows Phone, so you make it appear as if its not getting the App, even though thats clearly incorrect?

    • Josh Smith

      09/23/2013 at 10:53 am

      Good catch. Windows Phone is still a distant third if you look at the page. you see Available on the App Store, Coming soon for Android. As someone who went through “Coming soon” with Android for years, I’ll believe Windows Phone iFruit when it actually arrives.

  2. st18009

    09/22/2013 at 1:59 pm

    Within game the ifruit has the best signal, while franklin’s phone has the worst.

  3. Bill Chen

    09/22/2013 at 2:08 pm

    Is it just me or does Franklin”s Android looks like a blackberry icon wise?

    • Anone123

      09/23/2013 at 5:41 pm

      Yeah it totally looks more to a blackberry. I can’t understand why people see that as an android. Just looking at the notifications you’ll know that it’s a blackberry.

  4. Paul

    09/22/2013 at 3:25 pm

    Rockstar isnt saying windows phone users are crazy theyre saying they are hipsters! its pretty obvious if you played the game.

  5. phtab

    09/22/2013 at 9:08 pm

    A Blackberry blog site claimed, BlackBerry Legacy Icons Make An Appearance In Grand Theft Auto V and developer of GTA 5 did it.

  6. John

    09/23/2013 at 12:00 am

  7. sam

    10/05/2013 at 9:03 am

    Crazy but, awesome ! WP users are awesome !

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