The critical word is pay. YOU need to want to pay 1k for a phone lasting 2 years. THEY want to keep as much of that as they can, with proper bookkeeping even more than you shelled out.And as a hilarious conclusion they settle. Intel was just in it to mess with Qualcomm too.
Intel's departure from the 5G modem business may have been dictated not just by Apple's settlement with Qualcomm, but its reported poaching of Intel's lead 5G modem developer earlier in 2019.appleinsider.com
All this because of a $9 dollar royalty on a $1000 phone that Apple did not want to pay.