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Qualcomm refused modems for 2018 iPhone models: Apple

Qualcomm refused modems for 2018 iPhone models: Apple

But in 2015, the licensing of Qualcomm and only Apple received more than $7.9 billion.

The payment from Qualcomm to Apple - part of a 2011 deal between Apple and Qualcomm - was meant to ease the technical costs of swapping out the iPhone's then-current Infineon chip with Qualcomm's, CEO Steve Mollenkopf testified at a trial with the US Federal Trade Commission. In fact, Apple's shift to 5G has been delayed because it must rely exclusively on Intel modems, and Intel doesn't expect to make the shift to 5G until 2020. But Apple can breathe a bit easier now that at least the regional court in Mannheim, Germany has verbally declared that it doesn't infringe on the patents that Qualcomm insists it does.

Much of that has to do with the fact that Intel modems are slower than those of Qualcomm. No offense to (Intel) but we don't want to be a single supplier with them. "The cold war going on between the two has entered the year 2019 and Apple, one of the most powerful tech firms in the world, has admitted that Qualcomm refused to help them when it comes to the latest iPhones" processors. And earlier this month Apple was forced to withdraw the iPhone 7 and 8 from its retail stores in Germany, after Qualcomm posted €1.34BN in security bonds to enforce the December court decision - which related to a power management patent.

The dispute began about two years ago, when Apple accused its supplier Qualcomm in a lawsuit brought by excessive and unfair License requirements for patents. But Qualcomm flat out refused to supply chips for 2018 iPhones.

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"We are committed to supporting Apple's new devices consistent with our support of all others in the industry", the chipmaker said at the time in a statement to Bloomberg News.

Qualcomm was not aiming to block rivals like Intel, he said.

In 2013, Apple and Qualcomm renegotiated their deal. Here, the team will aim to prove the royalty payments are justified, such is leadership position Qualcomm has worked up in the segment, and the licensing arrangement is the most beneficial and simplistic way to do business. It is now facing the US FTC in court over accusations of monopolistic business practices. As mentioned by Apple Insider, the firm has faced a similar situation and has paid $853 million as fine in South Korea. Apple has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the chipmaker. However, it signed an exclusive agreement with Qualcomm because it offered unspecified patent rebates in exchange.