HTC will have to pay Apple $6 to $8 for every Android handset sold
The information comes from Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu who had “conversations with industry sources.”
It’s hard to tell how much would this mean in a larger, per year perspective, but if we assume that HTC manages to sell between 30 and 35 million Android smartphones, the sum would be between $180 million and $280 million.
And while on the background of Apple’s massive $41 billion net income, that sum fades, it is another stream of revenue flowing inside Apple’s big river.
source: Business Insider