Warranties cost money to fulfil.
Simple as that so if the customer's writes off the device through ignorance shareholder prosper more.
If Apple match the talked about quality with real facts then is costs good money.
Damned if they do, damned if they dont.
Samsungs polycarbonate(plastic to us) gets good reception from its main users who do not realy want to be on a very short standby.
They have a different market so to mess with it is peril.
"Would somebody please explain to me why Apple needs to increase its share of the market of "people who have no money"?"
Apple is doing well in the USA but some other markets are near vanishing for the iPhone.
The idea of going after Samsung has always been to ward people off Android.
Personally, I think people would take exception to an operating system been attacked, so win against the top guy and everyone else will be a poodle in comparison.
" will use a version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon system on a chip in a much-rumored low-cost iPhone, "
Would simply a further move into Apple branding.
A bonus here should be better phone reception figuring that Apple never did seem to incorporate Samsung's energy efficient cellular modem tech into their phones.
I go by the fact that they are near identical to existing co-Samsung designs and are still made by Samsung. I see little has changed since Apple got an ARM license though Apple are now employing some Samsung engineers. Most info here is quite made up from very small marketing snippets so am only going by what I technically see. As for Intrinsity, they collaborated with Samsung in actual Samsung designs. Now they are trying to help Apple stand alone.
'Apple hasn't updated the carrier settings to enable LTE.'
They certainly did in Switzerland for a carrier who seemingly played cat and mouse with Apple..
Almost looks like they blacklist commercial reasons until an agreement is met.