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Apple's Surprise Settlement With Qualcomm Still Leaves 5 Lingering Questions

Eric Jhonsa

announced on Tuesday afternoon is clearly a major financial positive for Qualcomm, and had the side benefit of driving yet another modem rival out of the market. At the same time, with Apple and Qualcomm having only shared so much about their settlement, and with some third parties set to make important decisions of their own, the deal raises a few major questions about what will happen in the coming months and years. Apple and Qualcomm announced that they've settled their massive, two-year, legal battle over royalties owed on the sale of iPhones and other devices featuring Qualcomm's intellectual property.