How can this be true?
Some morons on the internet like to say that iPhones and iPads are just toys.
The fact of the matter is that these morons have always been clueless. Apple is so far ahead of the game. iOS devices are being used more and more as desktop replacements all of the time. Sure, they do make wonderful toys, if that's somebody's intention, but iOS devices are also increasingly being used to replace various tasks traditionally done on desktops and laptops. For some people, an iOS device is all they'll ever need.
And now we find out that the A7 chip is closer to a desktop CPU than a regular mobile chip? Well, I for one am not surprised at all.
Best mobile OS? iOS by far. It's far more efficient than anything else, it's more powerful and has the best design and most apps.
Best mobile CPU? Apple's A series by far. I can't wait to pick up my next iPad, which will have an A8 chip inside of it. That thing is going to be sweet. If I meet an ignorant Fandroid and they start blabbering about meaningless specs, I'm going to have no choice but to smack them upside the head with my new iPad Air. I have no patience for rude and ignorant fools.
Best Apps, Appstore and eco system? Apple of course, duh. Anything of importance is made for iOS, often exclusively. And need I even mention the gigantic business of third party iOS accessories?
Best users? Apple users of course. Most are not ignorant when it comes to tech purchases, they aren't fooled by meaningless specs, they aren't fooled by pathetic, lying astroturf campaigns and they appreciate the best that money can buy.