Apple will pay the company Qualcomm, which produces, including the Snapdragon family of processors, a fine in the amount of $4.5 billion. This was one of the conditions of a settlement agreement for a multi-year patent dispute.
Recall that in 2017, Apple accused Qualcomm of pricing on chips, and sued for $1 billion. The manufacturer of processors filed a counter-suit. In 2018 Apple forbidden to sell the old iPhone, citing infringement of patents belonging to Qualcomm. This led to the fact that China stopped selling new iPhone. A nearly two-year conflict ended in a settlement agreement, according to which Apple is obliged to pay Qualcomm a fine.
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the head of the manufacturer of the SoC, the amount of the fine may be greater — $4.7 billion, depending on the method of calculation.
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