Qualcomm introduced that Apple will use its 5G modems in all the iPhones it launches via 2026, or for 3 extra years.
There was no Apple announcement as a result of Apple has been working to remove Qualcomm as a companion because it acquired Intel’s smartphone modem enterprise 4 years in the past for $1 billion. However then, even Qualcomm’s announcement was gentle on phrases.
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“Qualcomm Applied sciences, Inc. at the moment introduced that it has entered into an settlement with Apple Inc. to produce Snapdragon 5G Modem‑RF Methods for smartphone launches in 2024, 2025 and 2026,” the announcement reads. “This settlement reinforces Qualcomm’s observe file of sustained management throughout 5G applied sciences and merchandise.”
A associated one-page presentation gives a bit extra element.
“The worldwide patent license settlement, efficient as of April 2019, stays unchanged,” it notes. “Direct license between Apple and Qualcomm Integrated: six-year time period, with [a] two-year possibility to increase.” Qualcomm additionally informs buyers that this deal will give it a “20 p.c share of chipset provide for the smartphone[s?] launch in 2026.”
And that, of us, is that.