So HTC did License from Apple?

The main complaint with Android especially as of lately with the Galaxy S4 would be that it's lag central. Almost as if project butter did not exist. Many reports have pointed to HTC licensing screen and software technology from Apple. This would explain why it's the smoothest & fastest device available on Android . I was not sure if this was true until I listened to the Android Central podcast and they also suggest the same thing. They also stated that the note two is faster than the S4 and that the S3 presented a better experience. Jon from techno buffalo stated that the htc one is the first phone that he is willing to sign a two year contract for since the iPhone. With that said, maybe HTC did take a hint not only with hardware but also with the software and licensed some tech from Apple. Unfortunately no one can confirm or deny this claim.