Recently in the network has information that Apple may start buying 5G modems from Qualcomm. Today, these data were confirmed: the parties not only entered into a preliminary agreement, but also settled all disputes relating to patents and royalties.
Recall that Apple and Qualcomm were in a state of “war” more than two years. During this time the parties managed to exchange a large number of claims, and cupertinos even had to make some changes in their devices to avoid the ban of sales. However, now the situation has changed. The sides have withdrawn lawsuits and cupertinos paid cash consideration, the amount of which is now unknown.
According to sources familiar with the situation, next year on the shelves should appear iPhone 5G modems from Qualcomm. Although there are more optimistic forecasts. Some believe that the Qualcomm modems will be available in iPhone this fall.
It is noteworthy that a few hours after the appearance of information on the conclusion of an agreement between Apple and Qualcomm, Intel has said the refusal of production of modems 5G for mobile devices. Instead, the chip maker plans to focus on the creation of 4G and 5G modems for computers, consumer gadgets and other devices from the category of “Internet of things”.