I switched from Android to iOS roughly a year ago. The main reasons for this were:
The lowest end iPhones went into a range that “normal” people also can afford. Of course they are a bit more expensive than the cheapest Android phones you can find but taken Apples update strategy into account (and combining this with the fact that the phone cycle slows down) this has become a real alternative for anyone.
This fact removes the “if you can afford it you can have privacy” label (at least a bit) from Apple that I really disliked.
You can argue if Apple does this because they really think it is the best for their users or - like some people think - because they had no other choice (no way to beat Google, Microsoft or Amazon in the Cloud and data game) but they put privacy on top of almost every marketing material.
So the assumption is that they will try their very best to make sure to deliver on that end because they would really really harm themselves by violating that rule.Read more...