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There is something I failed to understand what patent Samsung own that Apple could infringe since all radios technology used in the iPhone comes from of the shelves parts made by third party suppliers like Qualcomm and Broadcom. All patent and licensing fees regarding Wifi and cell phone technologies should be already addressed by those parts supplier, not from Apple.
 Android as copied the original iPhone OS design and concept, just look at the pre-iPhone Android 1.0 to see how much they took the iPhone as an inspiration.  Before the iPhone, every smartphone was looking like Blackberrys, at that time, Android was a blackberry killer with a physical keyboard, the iPhone make them change their mind.  After all, Android is merely a skin over a Java runtime environment, like most first gen smartphone.   
You should write romance books, the truth is much more down to earth:http://www.pcworld.com/article/2082720/report-on-nsa-secret-payments-to-rsa-fuels-encryption-controversy.html 
 During one interview at All things digital, SJ said the iPad development has begun before the iPhone in the early 2000.  Apple has switch their focus on a phone product because of helps they could get from carriers. 
I'm a proudly canadian, and the whole BlackBerry saga sadden me a lot.     RIM had a niche product and instead of keep focussing on their core market, they try to become an Apple themselves with entertainment oriented product like the Playbook. When they reverted back to business market with the BB10 OS, it was too late for them. 
There is a lot going with the new AArch64 improvement, a lot of legacy shortcoming of now archaic ARMv7 32bit architecture has been fixed and improved considerably, even a new 32 bit ISA (AArch32) has been added in the A7 to improve 32 bit codes performance. 
This one is as old as the infamous quote from Bill Gate "640K ought to be enough for anybody".  The Xerox Gui has nothing do to with the Lisa and original Mac GUI ,the other story about Apple has stole Xerox research is another hard to kill myth, in fact Apple has pay Xerox Corp with shares to use some of their research, and everything SJ and apple's engineer saw at Xerox Parc facility has been retaught from scratch.  They created the first 100% graphical home computers...
 Why are you narrowing on video content only??? Gamut have big implication for ages in digital publishing and having different screens gamut and color representation is the reason why the Colorsync was created at the first place.  With the right colorsync profile in the OS to inform apps how to represent accurate color for a given screen, there is absolutly no reason why you don't want a screen the largest gamut for accurate proofing.
The saddest part of Android is while they modernize the UI to make it on part with the original iPhone, they have keep the archaic JavaVM runtime avenue used on first gen smartphone OS like Symbian and Blackberrys.
 I think most of us don't realize that even if Samsung would have access to all schematics of the A7 from Apple, they still doesn't own the right ARM licences for creating their own core like Apple did.  Also, like you pointed out, you can't by only looking a chips under a microscope determine the ISA and all logical aspect of the chips.
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