Apple has a long history of problems in its business relationships (e.g. GT Advanced's bankruptcy), and the suddenly-settled Qualcomm battle raised additional questions about Apple integrity in these partnerships:
AppleInsider said:Apple's will to 'hurt Qualcomm financially' illustrated by Qualcomm's opening statement
On April 19, documents surfaced showing Apple wanted to reduce its Qualcomm patent licenses for some time, but decided to only sue Qualcomm in January 2017. The documents also alluded to a goal to "reduce Apple's net royalty to Qualcomm," a strategy to "hurt Qualcomm financially," and to put its licensing model at risk.
A new document published on Wednesday showing the slideshow for Qualcomm's legal team presses the accusations of foul play further, illustrating not only extracts from documents highlighting Apple's intentions, but also how Apple praised the company.