Apple and Qualcomm jointly released this
Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. The companies also have reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement.
Sadly, this is a victory for Qualcomm’s
Intel has been the sole modem chip supplier for iPhones since 2018, owing to Apple’s legal dispute with Qualcomm.
“Apple had been a little concerned whether a sole supplier for modems could affect the company’s plan to introduce its first 5G smartphone next year,” a person familiar with the matter said.
Did Intel give Apple a heads-up that it would be exiting the 5G modem business, thereby prompting today’s settlement?
If yes, is the time between that notification and the settlement better measured in days, hours, or minutes?