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Qualcomm to ship chips for iPhone despite Apple's legal assault

Qualcomm Will Look To File Its Own Lawsuits In Response, Whether In The U.S. Or Elsewhere, And Get Apple’s Case Dismissed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 24 Jan 2017, 07:18:40 AM
Qualcomm to ship chips for iPhone despite Apple's legal assault

New Delhi:

Qualcomm has denied the allegations put by Apple saying, iPhone maker company has been trying to turn a simple contract dispute into a regulatory issue.

However, Telecommunication-company has no plans to stop doing business with the iPhone maker. Apple sued mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers.

Qualcomm will look to file its own lawsuits in response, whether in the U.S. or elsewhere, and get Apple’s case dismissed.

The 100-page complaint filed Friday in a San Diego federal court depicted Qualcomm as a greedy monopolist abusing its power in a key segment of the mobile chip market to extort royalties for iPhone innovations that have nothing to do with Qualcomm’s technology.

While Apple uses its homegrown processors to power the iPhone, it relies on modem chips from Qualcomm, especially in the U.S., where rivals don’t support technologies used by Sprint and Verizon.

With the iPhone 7, Apple began using modem chips from Intel as well, though those chips only work with the types of networks used by AT&T and T-Mobile.

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First Published : 24 Jan 2017, 07:09:00 AM

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