I'm trying to avoid the iPhone / Android debate but I think it's just marketing, Apple is a superior marketing machine. Besides its easier for after market manufactures to make stuff for one platform rather than the countless Android platforms. I do feel for you. My plan is to finally upgrade my current iPhone thus making this one disposable.
For the masses I would suggest getting one of these adaptors
from Bill. I just realized Bill had a whole other business for iPhone to optic adaptors.