Maybe this is from Digitimes, and so, not really credible.... but I think this is the general direction that Apple is moving towards. Samsung, Google, and Amazon are possibly the nearest competitors to Apple, and it makes zero sense for Apple to do anything that enriches their competitors. Samsung and Google gain from Apple in really big ways. Amazon, not so much.
From $12 Billion of component sales, Samsung should be making about a 10% margin or about $1.2B - and they will also benefit from the enhanced volumes they get because of Apple - for instance, Apple's enhanced volumes would likely lower costs for Samsung - both for their own component costs, as well as through increased margins when they sell to others.
Similarly, Google benefits from AdMob, Maps, Search, etc connected to Apple. Apple should be actively looking for ways to cut Google out of the equation, so that they can put a squeeze on Google.