Re: New iPhone coming soon ... a bargin at $1500
They usually either steal or avoid, even if it makes things inferior. Remember the infamous "you're holding it wrong"? That's because rather than use a cheap-royalty existing antenna design that didn't have that problem and paying a few cents per device, they thought they'd roll their own and failed to get it right. There were several choices on the market for pennies per device that were known to work fine.
Of course, right after that, they put out requests to hire a competent RF/antenna engineer.
Speaking of hubris - they didn't already have one but thought they could keep those immoral margin levels no one else has, despite the lawyers and so on.
It's not just the lawyers, it's a corporate culture disease. NIH taken to the limit.