I don't hate their products. I hate their attitude, mostly fostered by that nutcase Steve Jobs. The guy was a loon and it showed in his overzealous desire to control anything and everything down to the latest detail. His crusade against Android, after years of whining as the underdog about MS, only to become worse than MS had ever been, just smacked of hypocrisy.
It was the attitude of the company, from the CEO on down that bled into the core customer base who would buy a dog turd if it had an Apple logo on it, that just baffled me and eventually turned me off.
I wanted to complete a call without having it drop. I wanted the same functions that the rest of the market got last year but Apple held back intentionally to either sell me an app or coerce me into another upgrade to get it. I got tired if being told what I wanted, rather than listening to me. And I mean the collective me, as in "we".
Do you think it is coincidence that of the top 20 wish list for the last release of iOS, 17 of them were already standard Android features, many of them for over a year at that point?
It's that, "We know better than you, just pay your $400 and enjoy the few crumbs we allow you to have" attitude that drove me away. It seems that it is great for stockholders, but it wasn't good for me.
So I don't hate their product, just as I don't hate an HD motorcycle. But I do see through the BS and I won't pay goof money for one when there are so many better options available. I am the customer, I am paying good money for my phone, let me decide how to use it. I don't want to be special, I just want it to do what I want and if I want to customize or change it, I don't want to have to wait a year to upgrade the damned phone and still not have everything I wanted the year before. LOL