Quite an accomplishment... You can be free (linux) but still people stay with XP You can be a successor (vista/7) but people stay with XP You can be presumably better (OS-X) but people stay with XP. Is it that good ? :)
The Anandtech article is a really good analysis of what to expect based on history, I do hope they are wrong on some points though.
Would love to see Apple release an A15 based A6 SoC, or maybe using the Qualcomm S4.
No it does not invalidate them, but it was a reaction to the statement that Apple earns it patents, and Google buys them. Samsung has a very large patent portfolio and a very large R&D department, it's a shame it wasn't used for their Galaxy S ;) But the main reason why Samsung is the leading supplier of parts and sometimes the only on who can deliver (iPad retina screen) is because of all their R&D in production, screen technologies etc. Again, they should have...
You mean the fingerworks patents which form the basis of most of their touch patents ? Google buys patents, Microsoft buys patents, Apple buys patents Google earned patents with their own work, so has Microsoft and so has Apple
And as each competitor has patents, why not cross-license everything with everyone. So everyone can use apple patents, and apple does not need to pay for frand or other patents. Everything levels out and no-one has to pay anything.... Public domain, sounds great