The two-year lawsuit against Apple VS Qualcomm suddenly turned around, and the second day of trial two-sidedly announced a settlement deal and "abolished all the lawsuits of two companies globally."
As part of the Settlement Agreement, Apple agreed to pay Qualcomm an undiscounted amount. In addition, two companies have achieved a six-year global patent licensing agreement, which can be extended for another two years. After the two sides agreed on and reached a deal, Intel announced a withdrawal from the 5G mobile market.
Foreign media TheVerge has asked five questions about the Settlement Agreement:
1. Why did Apple suddenly decide to settle? In the last two years, Apple is preparing to qualify for Qualcomm's litigation, Apple has retained all Qualcomm's royalty and instead uses Intel's base on iPhone XS while Qualcomm is trying to ban it on large markets. Apple's "patent infringement" product. What happened, or what would happen, let Apple quit and agree to reconcile?
2. How did Intel consider Apple's decision? Several hours after Apple and Qualcomm announced the deal, Intel said it would withdraw from the 5G mobile band business. It would never have been accidentally announced this news on the day of settlement. John Gruber from the DaringFireball website concluded that Apple decided to reach an agreement with Qualcomm because he learned that Intel plans to withdraw from a 5G mobile base. Or, as Bloomberg believes, Apple has decided to reconcile with Qualcomm, and Intel has decided to abandon the 5G coreband business, and Bloomberg's speculations imply that the Intel 5G baseband can not meet Apple's requirements.
3. What are the specific conditions of the contract? The news that Qualcomm's stock price has risen sharply, but there is still no news to find out how much Apple paid for Qualcomm. In future Qualcomm chips and patents.
4. When will the first 5G iPhone come out?
Obviously, the above-mentioned coincidences indicate that Apple is unlikely to release the first 5G iPhone in the near future, and Apple seems to be able to choose Qualcomm's 5G option. Only five months after Apple's iPhone edition of the iPhone 5G is unlikely to appear in this year's iPhone series, and Bloomberg predicts that we will see the first Apple iPhone 5g phone in 2020.
5. When will Apple make its own 5G mobile band?
Apple apparently does not want to rely solely on Qualcomm's 5G basic band for paying high patent fees. Samsung has already had a dialogue with Samsung and MTK, and Huawei also said it was "open" to sell Apple chips (though specific negotiations between the two companies have not yet been held). However, in the long run, Apple may be planning to develop a funded 5G base chip chip. Now that Intel is not in business, buying Intel's modem ip can help. Bloomberg cited an analyst who said that Apple might be preparing for his own modem in just three years.
Intel has now announced that it will withdraw from the 5G core business, and Apple will probably buy relevant Intel intellectual property rights in the core band, which will be of great help.
Bloomberg says analyst Ben Bajarin says that Apple is planning to build its own baseband within three years.