There a lot of controversy over whether the iPhone or Android mobile phones are better. At its most basic and fundamental level, the iPhone was designed around security and being intuitive so it's easy to learn and use. The iPhone Operating System (OS), aka iOS, is what's called a closed OS vs. Android's open OS. The latter allows anyone to see its program code and find its vulnerabilities, which is extremely difficult to do with a closed OS. No OS is hack-proof, but why make it easy for hackers by handing them the keys? All iPhone apps are reviewed by Apple for backdoors, hacks, viruses and malware before being released for distribution in iTunes. iPhone apps can only be purchased via iTunes. These are not the case with Android apps, which have no central "police'g", so anyone can write an app to do anything, including turning on your phone's microphone, while the phone is idley sitting on your desk or dinner table, to listen in on your calls! Yes, it's true! There are many, many more reasons which you can read about here and here.
I love technology and how it enhances our lives! Just think, without the Apollo moon missions, we might not have calculators! Imagine!!