a surprising turn of events, Apple and Qualcomm have dropped all the charges they had against each other and have put an end to the two-year-old legal battle both companies were fighting.
As per both Apple and Qualcomm, the companies have entered a six-year license agreement that is extendable to another two years. The contract (which came in effect from April 1, 2019) will lead to a multi-year chipset deal between Apple and Qualcomm with the latter providing chips to Apple.
As a result, the peaceful legal settlement between Apple and Qualcomm has not proved happy for Intel as Apple won’t be using Intel processors now, which has led to an increase in competition for Intel.
Following the news of the settlement, Intel announced that it wouldn’t produce 5G-focused modems for smartphones but will focus on modems for PCs and smart home devices.
While we still don’t know what made both companies friends again, one thing we know is that both Apple and Qualcomm are in for a gain
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