d'oh I hate to make two posts in a row, but I'd like to the quote to be intact...
iPhone is the very last one that will use anyone else's SoC, which is why they bought those two design companies the other year and all the new ARM based devices are using an Apple design, well a tweaking internally of what they've licensed from ARM. You're the very first person that I've ever seen attempt to assert that their new SoC is really just a Samsung, and IIRC all Samsung is doing on the SoC now is fabbing it for them.
As to the various suits yeah, it's kind of funn Apple suing Samsung mobile division when they're so reliant on their electronics division for manufacturing so many of their components, etc.
Anyways, I stopped drinking the koolaid long ago and haven't touched an Apple product in about 7 or 8y now and saved a bundle of money. They really got me when a) they didn't let you strip down power macs so much any longer and b) made their mobile device batteries non-easily user replaceable plus their lies wrt support gaming, i.e. letting M$ swipe Bungie, etc.
At this point I really feel that Apple is just coasting, but that they might continue along so long as Jobs is around, but I'm betting once he's gone they're going back to their usual tank, uptick, tank, etc. cycle, and suing even more companies for cash inflow.