Over the weekend, Apple and HTC gave us a pleasant surprise by announcing that the two companies had settled the patent dispute with a 10-year cross-licensing deal.
The terms of the deal were confidential, but HTC had mentioned that the deal will ”not have a material adverse impact” on its financials, suggesting that the company was paying Apple at least some money.
Business Insider now reports that according to Shaw Wu, an analyst at Sterne Agee, Apple will get $6-$8 per for every Android-based HTC phone sold. Wu claims that his figures are based on ”conversations with industry sources.”
The settlement could generate revenues of $180-$280 million for Apple as HTC sells 30-35 million Android based smartphones annually.