How about the existing hundreds of millions of iPhone users? I don't think Apple will like to alienate these users or force them to upgrade the phone. Incorporating NFC Apple helps billions of Android users and hurt its own base.
I think this lady actually thought she will will be able to receive iMessages after switching to Android. This is like the smartphone kill mechanism many Android users want that they coerced lawmakers to force smartphone makers to implement it although I think Apple has a patent.
It is possible that Samsung will choose to license. Google the real thief behind all this will be the biggest loser. It makes little money giving away Android OS. Its ad charges less on mobile devices.
HTC has settled with Apple two years ago. There is a rumor that HTC is paying Apple licensing fee. Apple only wants $40. Why is it so hard for Samsung. It sells S5 and Note 3 for $799. PC makers also pay Microsoft $40 to license Windows.
The pundits say Samsung and Google won in the end. They are wrong. Guilty is guilty. These days a lot of people have thick face skins. Their noses are also especially long. They all know Jobs outrages. They pretend they have not read Jobs words.
From now on, no Androids can use these three court validated patents. Without slide to unlock, without data detection, the Android users know they are hopelessly using an inferior device.