OK. People are entitled to like Apple, hell, I like Linux. But it’s provided at no cost to the user. I would not say it is “free” as clearly a lot of blood sweat & tears go into making it what it is.
One thing in Apples favour when it comes to smart phones is a secure market place. Not only is Android insecure, there is worryingly not a reliable anti-virus product in existence yet according to some security firms. Expensive initial outlay & battery life have put me off upgrading yet. Maybe I’ll sit tight for now.