>Uh oh, we found the Apple Fanboi.
Er, no you haven't. Your powers of reasoning appear to be blunted by mulled wine, Bullseyed.
If I was an Apple user, I wouldn't be bothered by the redundant selection of data, power and audio cables, would I?
I've never owned any Apple kit - but I've had a range of phones over the last decade from Samsung, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, plain Sony, plus various MP3 players and the odd tablet - and I have a drawer full of assorted cables and headsets to show for it.
All I knew is that any petrol station or supermarket stocked an Apple charger (and many households and workplaces), whereas finding a charger for a Samsung XYZ (as opposed to a Samsung ABC) was a pain in the neck. I only know that because I owned a Samsung ABC, followed by an HJK, an RST and finally a Sammy that used microUSB.
Since you think that phones have standardised around microUSB for ten years, your judgement is very suspect - microUSB was only announced in 2007.