Good Luck with That
The question is: is the Intel silicon as good as Qualcomm silicon? Or at least, nearly as good? An NG modem is somewhat of a black art combined with a thicket of IP. If Intel cross licensed with Qualcomm, that is valuable, avoiding another IP black hole for legal payments. Next is avoiding paying Intel profit margin, although this balances against the alternative of paying somewhat rapacious Qualcomm profit margin.
Finally, is Intel silicon good enough? Huawei works, and Qualcomm works, but does Intel work also? Did Intel burn enough cash paying for development to be comparable to the competition, or is Intel a wannabe that is not quite there... and did key engineering talent stick around hoping for an Apple buyout?
My guess is Apple will buy the division and eventually toss the dross and keep some of the talent, perhaps not losing too much of the investment due to trading IP with Qualcomm-- at least for 5G. 6G is another battle.