I actually think Samsung is clever in their ploy. No matter what Apple throws out they have an answer almost immediately. Yea they give up the innovation position but it's also undermining Apple's ability to declare dominance when they pull the rug out from under their feet.
This Apple is dying is, respectfully, silly.
People forget that traditionally there are sometimes gaps of several years between "revolutionary" products by Apple.
The new phones and IOS 7 are exceptional. But I'm still going to stay with the Galaxy Note series because all my needs are met particularly as concerns screen real estate, a removable battery, and the ability to jot down notes on the fly.
We are in a "golden age" when it comes to mobile devices and there's no need to denigrate one superior operating system because one is more attached to a competing OS.
I just wish my Samsung had latent print access.