Who has the disease?
This disease needs to be stemmed.
As a non smartphone owner I don't have any vested interest in either camp but saying that people who use an iPhone are diseased is well beyond the pale.
I've used both Android and iPhone and frankly, the Android experience was sadly lacking. sure I could have rooted the phone and installed something like a cyanogen image but that is not what the majority of people want to do or even inclined to do.
What didn't I like? One example is the FB app that you couldn't stop let alone remove.
What happens if Apple stopped making phones? Who is going to provide the competition to Google? Certainly not the MS Nokia division. Without the spur of competition you will stagnation. In the end there will be no incentive to buy a new phone because it is the same as the old one.
To borrow some Who lyrics, "New Phone same as the old phone". do you really want that?