Is this 1st April?
The Android market is a competitive one, so margins are tight, value for money is good.
The IOS smartphone market is a monopoly so margins are huge and value for money is poor.
There will always be fools who pay a premium price for shiny stuff, fools who buy the cheapest rubbish they can find, and a range of people in between who balance value and quality. Some of them will buy Apple, some will buy Android.
Apple has targeted a userbase that is willing to pay a lot for attractive products. They have persuaded them that the missing features are unnecessary. Apple is good in this market. When they tried to do down-market, they failed big time.
The best Android smartphones are easily a match for anything Apple makes, but the lower-end ones are not. They're cheaper, probably better value and unquestionably more successful than Apple's downmarket offerings. But they are less profitable.
That proves nothing except that Apple only does well in one slice of the market. And although Apple dominate the US smartphone market, most of the world is NOT the US, and Apple does much less well almost everywhere except the US.
All these are facts that you know already, but they do not sit easily with the article. So why is such a misleading article published? April Fool or something more sinister?