Now you’re just fishing for arguments. Trying to argue that Apple should make iTunes support Android is kinda like getting mad because Microsoft Windows doesn’t support AFP for file transfers. There’s absolutely no reason for Apple, or any other company for that matter, to do this. I also don’t feel as though switching from the iPhone to an Android device is all that difficult, knowing many folks who have done it with no issues at all, and it’s basically just firing up another program when you want to sync your phone. Is that really “too much work” for your friend?

And the difference between FLAC and ALAC is negligible. ALAC’s only disadvantage is that its file sizes are slightly larger, because FLAC’s method of compression is slightly more efficient.