They are expensive but their residual value is higher after a couple of years. It evens out and for me the IOS ecosystem just works better. I’ve had both. Wouldn’t consider android ever again.
Not in my experience.
5s, less than 2 yrs old.
Latest iOS nearly killed it, so slow, camera took ages to activate, finger print recognition hardly worked to unlock, but was fine for in apps.
Battery was useless, would crash between 22-32% when using camera/Snapchat, despite discharging it fully once per month as advised.
Phone itself was in 100% condition as passed all tests for part exchange in the Samsung shop.
I feel that Apple are made to fail after 18-24 months to get you to upgrade.