I don't think Apple does it on purpose, but they ridoucously over engineer things.
Hope monoprice suits you well.
too big, looking at the Anker hate the high gloss case...use is for travel off grid lol
I'm still pretty wowed by all my Apple stuff. It's easy to get jaded over time, but my iPhone is still amazing.
For me it's about the small improvements. Really liking Night Mode. Was pleasantly surprised with the latest tvOS update to see that the remote now controls volume for external Bluetooth devices. Pretty cool that it instantly was able to control my TV power too right out of the box. I have no need for any other remotes, which is great.