The trouble is that apple keeps everything connected through their terrible iTunes platform, which is painful to use, and tries to get you to pay for everything. I can get everything on the itunes store for free for my android based phone. I also found that everything 'just works' between my google accounts and my android phone just as well as with an iPhone. I think the only reason apple users think that their products are so special is that they haven't tried anything else.
So paying for stuff isn't your thing? If no one bought the IOS versions of the apps they wouldn't exist. Just saying..
There isn't much in the way of electronics that I haven't owned or at least tried. I've worked in retail electronics for 8 years now as a Car Audio installer. Like I said, Samsung is a great brand. If I had to own anything other than an IPhone it would be a Samsung, but Apple products integrate so well with everything else I own. Home theatre, car audio, remote start, home security. I'm sure the other brands will catch up on these features but there's something to be said about leading the pack. I've been controlling my home theatre with my iPhone for 3-4 years. Wirelessly accessing my computer, scrolling through my playlists with ease, streaming wirelessly to my home theatre. Not a lot of competition in the sound docks.. I don't think I've ever seen a dock for anything other than apple, not including basic 3.5 mm plug.
A little off topic, but last night I bought FIFA 12 iPad app and downloaded the free iPhone game pad companion app. Used my iPhone as a controller for the game on the iPad. Thought that was pretty cool.