I don't like the iphone or apple. But the hardware they are using, and the combined settings ( as you mentioned ) are what make the phones so in general approved.
IF THEY EVER STARTED CODING THINGS THE WAY THEY DID 10 YEARS AGO THEY COULD AND WOULD EASILY BLOW PEOPLE OUT OF THE WATER WITHOUT SUING THEM +++ Caps.
But, They don't, and won't. As will no company.
It's almost sad to see things as cookie cutter these days. As that is what it appears to me as.(opinion ....)
I've had a number of comments deleted on this thread today, for no reason. And none of them were combative or rude, Unlike many of the replies I received for those comments.