Personally, I wouldn't want to pay Apple's ridiculous prices. In the Android market, not only is the OS less restrictive, but the hardware has *actual* competition, which means you have *actual* options. If a hypothetical company charged as much for an Android as Apple charges for it's phones, I doubt that said company would survive in the market.
BTW, I'm referring the the price of Apple's older(-ish) phones, not the iPhone X. If I had the money for that thing, suffice to say there are plenty of other things I would much rather spend that money on. Seriously, how does Apple think people will be able to afford to spend $1,000 on a new phone. I'm sure they'll be told to spend another $1,000 next year on the X2 (or whatever the successor to the X will be called), and another thousand after that. I wonder if Apple is going to raise the prices on their other phones, and use the ridiculous price on the X as an excuse: "$900 sounds steep, but it's still better than the X, which costs $1,000."
Anyway, if I had any real money, I'd probably spend it on the Purism Librem 5. That sounds like it could be a much better phone than what's currently out there, if only because it has an operating system that doesn't try to control the user. Did I mention it's also spyware-free?