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First 5G iPhone won’t be released until 2020, Nikkei reports

April 17, 2019

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The massive Apple-Qualcomm legal spat is now over, as the two companies on Tuesday announced they’ve decided to settle the matters between them and drop all litigation that involved licensing and intellectual property matters. The move wasn’t entirely unexpected. Most people probably expected Apple and Qualcomm to settle, but the timing of the deal was somewhat surprising, considering the trial had just started. As soon as the deal was announced, it became clear that Apple will use once again Qualcomm modems in future iPhone versions, including the 5G kind, which are already available on Android phones. That doesn’t mean that Apple will make a 5G iPhone this year, but a new report that surfaced after the settlement news claims that we’ll have a 5G iPhone in stores only in 2020.

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