Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement on Tuesday to drop all litigation over patent royalties that extended over two years, clearing the way for the American electronics maker to use Qualcomm’s 5G chips in its new iPhones.

Apple is reportedly planning to purchase 5G modem chips from Qualcomm for use in its 2020 iPhones. Nikkei Asian Review quoted a source as saying that Apple will purchase modem chips, including 5G, from the chipmaker for iPhones in 2020 after the deal is finalized.

The report also said that the deal came too late for Apple to use Qualcomm chips in its 2019 iPhone lineup, but the company has already started testing Qualcomm’s 5G chips for 2020 devices.

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...