People find it difficult to grasp the notion that profit is more important than market share. This is why they make up all kinds of weird scenarios in which Apple makes odd compromises and complicates their product lines so that they can attack the unprofitable end of the market.
Not so sure. Samsung is looking at the deal that Apple made with HTC, so I think they're ready to pay the license fee - which is what Apple wanted all along. This will probably speed up the negotiations.