Not sure what principles you are trying to uphold here, but I own and develop for both platforms.
Apple created the market, and the first successful app store, I give Apple far more credit for that, than anything else.
Now I can take my ideas and turn them into apps, and sell them easily and quickly without all the overhead and nonsense I have had to do in the past when I developed and sold software.
I like that Android is open and allows more access to the operating system etc, however for consistency of the user experience and ease of use for the User, Apple wins hands down.
I was a life long person who was anti apple, their products are and still are overpriced, particularly in the destop realm. However, there is a reason the iPhone and iPad are so successful, and they deserve credit for that.
See post #17