this is a good article but you lose major cred when you try to imply what jobs is saying from his D8 comment.
specifically - he is not implying they made a bunch of processors et al and the A4 is the best one of the bunch.
he's simply stating Apple has a history dating for 2 decades of doing some chip design. bridge chips etc.
the fact that you don't know that and try to read into his comment shows a massive lack of knowledge.
Interesting article but there is a lot of history behind it. I believe the true origin of the Samsung relationship stretches back to David Tupman's days at Psion when Parthus helped Psion to design the Halla ARM920T based Apps processor on the Samsung process. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/26/psion_special/
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.