Damned Dirty Ape
Yes, I think it's fair game to evaluate the motivations of a company to infer how it will manage your data. The model of most of Google's business units hinges on data collection and analysis. And you can see this bias manifest technically comparing some of the user privacy decisions they make particularly with Chrome (compared to the Mozilla Foundation with Firefox), and when comparing the lengths of hardware security in the iPhone to at least the Pixel phones.Concrete evidence needed for this security debate? Look at Googles core business model and compare to Apple.
I don't use any Apple product. I use Linux and Windows on my PC, and Android on my phones, and mainly the reason for this is control and hackability. I limit my use of Google's ecosystem, and routinely monitor of those Google services I do use. Google still knows altogether far too much about me.
To a common user, I entirely understand the appeal of the Apple ecosystem and I think it's a better default choice from a data privacy perspective.
That said, I'm friends with one Googler who said he was surprised at the corporate culture related to user data. Going in, he said he kinda expected a lot of mustache twirling, but in fact he was pleased to see how seriously they seem to take the responsibility. And that was definitely great to hear, but even so, when your business model depends upon maximizing collection of user data, treating that data with some sensitivity only gets you so far.