HTC and Apple recently announced a licensing deal which would cover any patents that Apple own on any HTC devices that rum Google’s Android OS, and we had heard rumors that HTC may be paying Apple between $6 and $8 for each device they produce.
HTC’s CEO Peter Chou has spoken about the deal, and has said that JTC are happy about the deal with Apple and that the estimates of $6 to $8 per device are completely wrong.
“I think that these estimates are baseless and very, very wrong. It is a outrageous number, but I’m not going to comment anything on a specific number. I believe we have a very, very happy settlement and a good ending,” said Chou at a KDDI Corp product launch in Tokyo.
So it looks like HTC could be paying Apple quite a bit less than was previously estimated, although there are no details on just how much Apple is getting from HTC for the deal.