What I miss on iOS

Stopped using an iPhone 3G in 2011, and have been an Android user ever since but I do miss certain things:

iTunes is very useful esp for Podcasts

Backup esp Homescreen, app data, settings, sms, call log, etc - everything is restored to how you left your old phone

Yes there are apps that can circumvent but they are a third party solution. Why can't we have a native solution?