> due to the fear of the ridiculous approval process
It's not ridiculous and pretty easy to understand. No questionable content. No trying to be clever about the rules. No private APIs. I have been involved in over 20 popular apps on the store and not one has ever been rejected.
> their development efforts for the iOS platform may go a waste
Developers aren't stupid. The iOS platform is by far the largest and most profitable and will continue to remain so in the years ahead. And the fact is that iOS is a much simpler platform to develop and test for than the myriad of device combinations on Android.
Plus you're entire argument is tired. It has been around since the beginning of the store and will continue to be so long as Apple rejects apps.