Re: Look to Samsung
Do you have any evidence Samsung suffered from losing a chip fab contract with Apple? I found some speculation that they might, but the journalist only gave 50/50 odds on that speculation, and he believed Samsung could find other work for their fabs. I saw some speculation that Samsung would delay opening one of their new fabs, but with hindsight, we see it started production in good time. Samsung also invested $3.5billion in a fab in Texas, and $14billion in a new fab in Korea. Hardly the actions of a company worried about lack of orders.
Apple may make a vast amount of money, but they do not make that many phones. Samsung sell far more than Apple, and a wide range of other kit too. Apple are notorious for demanding low prices from sub-contractors. Loss of a supply contract with Apple probably boosted Samsung's profits. The best way to suffer from losing an Apple contract is if you do an exclusive deal like GT Advanced Technologies. (Apple used to buy displays from Samsung. When they stopped, quality problems with iPhone displays hit the news, followed by Apple doing a deal with GT to make Sapphire glass).
This patent spat in Beijing is a storm in a teacup compared to Apple vs Samsung, but it couldn't happen to a more deserving company. (Unicode has a square with rounded corners: ▢. Is there a reason for lack of a similar rectangle?)