Yeah, you’re correct in that left to right reading has better balancing with the left text stronger than the right. Personally, I like the third version where both sides are solidly readable. But your iOS use cases do make a lot of sense.
I think for me, why it mainly stands out is I have a dark theme app, so that darker text really feels quite faint… that works fine for labels but for info, I fear my readers will have a hard time seeing it.
But I have only really been working on one app here. So I’m seeing this (selfishly) through that one lens. For light theme I think it looks very nice, and considerably more familiar to my eye… probably because my iPhone settings are never in dark mode.
So maybe I just need to get used to it.