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I think iphones are still more privacy safe than android phones. Apple itself does not sell our data to others. Yet it is an illusion thinking that Google is not present in iphones. Many apps from itunes use Google analytics or Google firebase and Google paid Apple to be the default search engine although you can choose for Bing and Duckduckgo also.
I use Apple products because of their reliability, design and ease of use and of , yes , being not Google 's . And I use a Sailfish device, which is even easier to use than an iphone and it has a nice nordic design.