I know what he means. I'm a big Apple fan, but I will admit when the company has a been bested in some product area. I trust Google Maps but not iOS Maps. I have three domains that use Google Apps, and I prefer Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Contacts to iCloud Mail, Calendar and Contacts. They work better.
But ... I do come across a sort of rabid hate - irrational hate - of Apple in certain online communities. Google+? I can understand the Google fanboys, they use and love Google products, I don't understand the Apple hating.