Posts: 1349 from 2003/2/15
From: Central Europe
Blink/V8 is deployed on many millions of entry level smartphones. WebKit is deployed on high end Apple phones. ;)
1. Actually, you can buy brand new entry-level Apple phones for as low as 40 USD:http://www.iphonehacks.com/2018/06/iphone-3gs-sale-south-korea.html
2. Smartphones were not invented after Google created a Webkit fork. In 2013 alone, 750 million units of Android smartphones were sold. Most still with the original Webkit as a Blink-enabled WebView was only introduced in September of that year.
Having said that, the fact that Blink still uses the "-webkit-" vendor prefix in 2018 should tell you something about how closely related Webkit and Blink continue to be.