People buy iPhones generally because they want an appliance that just works and is high quality - it’s a good experience; and a comparable Android device costs just about as much. This post reeks of the pseudointellectual elitism of someone who buys into free software as a religion, and not a tool.
Plus the app ecosystem. This author either did no market research at all or is just strawmaning the heck out of demand side to push a political agenda.
It’s like Coca-Cola in the world where the only alternative is Pepsi and plain water doesn’t exist.