I'm a phone app programmer & over the course of my job I have utilised both iPhone & Android gear. Sadly it's a fact that many people buy the iPhone to just gloat.
But there happen to be a few important features that makes iDevices a smart choice . iPhone from Apple is strong security wise. Only Apple approved apps are able to use your incoming & outbound caller info , emails & different apps, which must be thought to be really pertinent. In Android devices it is normal that third party apps have permission read the handset's call data & messaging data. If you have downloaded & installed some game & it might record & send your messages or other personal data such as account details.
And also consider the phone users who foolishly do not consider the access permission request and whilst installing and downloading any apps. All of the games on Apple's AppStore have been thoroughly vetted via Apple manually & by the machine process prior to showing the game on the official AppStore. So there is no way getting of malicious games being in Apple's Appstore. Now think of the case with Android handsets, just about any game publisher may publish whatever kind of their app or game.
Execution wise, iPhone excels, hold an iPhone XR in one hand & hold an Android unit in the other hand. If you dial a phone number & see the results. So you can see response delay is very good on the iPad. Typing method continues to be a pleasure when using iPhones and iPads. This is most apparent when one is making use of the Safari browser. Apple always provides new OS updates to all devices. But the cheap Android phones are not upgradable and will be outdated in next 1 year. That's another major issue with most of the Android phones.
Overall hardware is far better in iOS with compare to Android phones. Whether it is body, battery back up, battery life etc. Calling is also very good in iPhones. Have you ever seen that someone is talking over iPhone and voice is coming out? But on most of the Android phones voice comes out why calling and can be listened easily by nearby people. iPhones are strong enough. You may have noticed that you do not see someone's iPhone with cracked screen. But in case of Android like Micromax you may seen a lot of people with broken screens. iPhone screen glass is strong enough & does not break on soft bumps.