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Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon. Photo: Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said Thursday that the company would be happy to consider working with Apple on its 5G plans if their reported struggles to bring a product to market continue.

Why it matters: Qualcomm and Apple have been locked in a lengthy, acrimonious legal battle that includes patent, contract and antitrust complaints.

The big picture: Apple is reportedly struggling with its effort to add 5G to next year's iPhones. Apple had used Qualcomm modem chips until 2017, when it started using a mix of Qualcomm and Intel before going all Intel with its 2018 lineup.

What they’re saying: While Amon said that he “can’t really comment on what Apple is doing,” he also said that the longer any company waits to introduce a 5G product, the higher the bar will be for them to meet.

  • On whether Qualcomm would work with Apple on 5G products: “We’re still in San Diego, they have our phone number," he said. “If they call, we’ll support them.”

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The state of play: China's ByteDance had until Friday to resolve issues raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), which is chaired by Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. This was the company's third deadline, with CFIUS having provided two earlier extensions.

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DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 18. Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, giving undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a chance to petition for protection from deportation.

Why it matters: DACA was implemented under former President Obama, but President Trump has sought to undo the program since taking office. Friday’s ruling will require Department of Homeland Security officers to begin accepting applications starting Monday and guarantee that work permits are valid for two years.

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