Analyst sees Apple paying as much as $9 per iPhone for Qualcomm’s 5G modem chips


A couple of days ago, Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement that covered all legal action between the two companies. As part of that deal, Apple agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Qualcomm and entered into a six-year licensing agreement with the chip maker (with an additional two-year option). Qualcomm also agreed to a multiple-year deal to sell modem chips to Apple. Considering that Apple was upset that Qualcomm based the royalties it received on the entire price of an iPhone instead of asking for a percentage of its $20 chip, there were quite a few people curious about the deal made between …

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