I'm a phone app designer & over time I have owned both iPhone & Android gear. Sadly it's true that lots of device owners own the iPhone to just grandstand.
Indeed there are a few great functions which renders iOS devices a smart purchase . The iPhone protects your privacy in a great way. No 3rd party apps can access the phone's call logs, emails and other applications, and this must be thought to be vitally pertinent. In the Android environment its very regular that installed applications in fact do read your call information and sms info. Think about if you have downloaded and installed a hot app & it could record and transmit the device's sms and other personal data such as bank info.
And also consider the equipment users that really don't read any access permission notifications while downloading & installing any apps. All games on the AppStore are completely assessed by Apple individually as well as via the automated system prior to showing the game on the official AppStore. You can see there are no chances of malicious apps being on the Apple's AppStore. Regarding the Android handsets, just about any game publisher may publish whatever kind of their game or app.
Usability wise, Apple devices excels, put an iPhone 6S in one hand & have a Samsung device in your other. When you dial a phone number and view the result. So you will see response delay is very good on the iPad. Apple's typing method continues to be wonderful in iPhones & iPads. You notice this most when one is typing in the built in 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 But the cheap Android phones are not upgradable and will be outdated in next 1 year.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 and does not break on soft bumps.