I know that I have been called an Apple Hater in the past and wanted to explain the main reason why I hate Apple devices. It all comes down to the principle of "Who actually owns your device?". Allow me to explain.
First, If I own my device, I should be able to purchase any standard MicroUSB cable and use it rather then purchasing $30.00-$40.00 proprietary cables from Apple. I know knockoff lighting cables do exist but should I really need to use them?
I have no problems with Google and Apple policing and disallowing certain applications in their respective Application Catalogs. Android, unlike iOS allows users to obtain Android Applications from other sources such as directly from the developer and install them without the need to Jailbreak your phone/tablet. Hell, with Android, you can even have a choice of Application Stores (Google Play, Amazon, etc).
Lets think of this like a laptop/desktop computer. Would you pay $500-$999 for a laptop that you could not install your choice of applications on? Who really owns this laptop, you or the manufacturer?
Sorry, I am not spending any money for devices that I have to go through additional hoops to actually assume ownership of my new expensive purchase.
Apple bans several applications that compete against their own internal applications. An example of this is the WebBrowser, in which developers are FORCED to use the WebKit Engine. ALL Web Browsers on the Apple store including Chrome and Opera are little more then a re-skinned version of Safari with some added features. FireFox for example uses the Gecko Engine and Chrome's normal engine on all other platforms is known as "Blink"
Apple further locks down several features of their devices such as NFC for no real reason except keeping it exclusive to ApplePay. In Android's case, NFC is open and free for every application to use for various purposes. There are also competing mobile wallets such as SoftCard (Formally ISIS). Again, if you indeed own your iPhone, why cant you choose your mobile wallet and use the NFC for things like;
-Exchanging business cards
-Sharing WiFi details
And a whole lot more
Note : I do not support downloading pirated Android Applications to sideload on your device. There are several applications that Google either does not want to host on the App store (such as penetration testing tools). There are also developers who would rather not distribute their applications in the Google Play Store and use services like the HumbleBundle/Indie Bundle.