That will only work if the chief legal counsel believes the odds are against them.
We're in IT; the odds are never in our favor.
Of course much of this about Apple adopting webkit2 for Safari all pure speculation, but then it has to be when you are talking about a closed source product like Safari and don't work for Apple.
WebKit2 is already used for Safari (desktop). At some point in the future, it is presumed they'll use it for iOS Safari as well.
Can't wait for the next-gen hardware upgrade (fingers crossed for 32gb). I'll finally be able to replace my crappy phone and iPod Nano with an iPhone (just a mediocre phone, but that's fine by me).