Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, April 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – and mobile chip maker have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet.

The surprise truce announced Tuesday came just as the former allies turned antagonists were facing off in a federal court trial that was supposed to unfold over the next month in San Diego. The resolution abruptly ended that trial.

had been seeking at least $1 billion while was seeking $7 billion for unpaid royalties it contended it is owed for its patented technology in the iPhone. ’s key iPhone suppliers wanted another $27 billion from .

The settlement requires to make a payment to , though the amount wasn’t immediately revealed. It also includes a six-year licensing agreement for ’s technology.

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