Apple and Qualcomm legal settlement might pave way for first 5G iPhone

Apple and Qualcomm legal settlement might pave way for first 5G iPhone

Apple and Qualcomm have settled their longstanding royalty and patent disputes, helping potentially pave the way for the first 5G-capable iPhone as soon as this year, though 2020 still seems more likely. In a vague press release, Apple and Qualcomm announced that they agreed to drop all litigation aimed at each other, including with Apple’s contract manufacturers. Apple also will make an undisclosed payment to Qualcomm, and the companies reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset supply agreement. The settlement came as the two companies were facing off again in a San Diego courtroom. Vegan options grow: Vegan and meat-free fast-food options are growing. Here's where to find them. Galaxy Fold: We go hands-on with Samsung's nearly $2,000 foldable phone 5G rollout: AT&T expands mobile 5G into seven new cities, total rises to 19 “While a stock 5G Qualcomm modem might…