Re: Sadly it doesn't run iOS.
So the question is if enough people will buy it to make it common enough to have a good xda community with custom firmware. CyanogenMod, SlimROM or some other option would be nice. Then nobody would care about that fuggly interface and android version it comes with. Android 5.1.x is starting to be pretty nice and a lot better than the disastrous 5.0 release.
This phone and a mainstream custom ROM could be a very good budget option.