Last Longer? Not comparable models.
"Older iPhones last longer than Androids, are better supported, and now run faster than Androids of a comparable age. "
Of course, a phone that costs less than 200 dollars is made with outdated components, it is already near obsolescence when it hits the market. The quoted sentence in the article just makes a blunt statement on the average without taking into account the cost/lifespan ratio of equivalent models.