The Apple iphones and Qualcomm spat
The Apple and Qualcomm spat could take a new turn with the former reportedly considering a decision to manufacture the
iPad and iPhone without Qualcomm chips
, says a report from The Wall Street Journal. Apple’s move is inspired by
Qualcomm’s decision to reportedly withhold software that Apple needs to test LTE chips in the iPhone and iPad.
Apple Inc., locked in an intensifying legal fight with Qualcomm Inc., is designing iPhones
for next year that
would jettison the chipmaker’s components, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was designing products for next year that would not include Qualcomm
components, relying instead on chips from Intel and potentially MediaTek.
This would be another significant shot between the two companies, which have been running an extended legal battle
The relationship between Apple and Qualcomm has been not good since January, when Apple sued for $1 billion, accusing
saying Qualcomm has been “charging royalties for technologie
s they have nothing to do with.” Apple alleges that Qualcomm charges Apple “at least five times more in payments
Qualcomm also reportedly filed a lawsuit against Apple in China,
looking to block manufacturing and sale of the iPhone in China earlier this month. qualcomm manufacture apple three biggest product apple phone ,ipad ,and watch . Apple’s decision could be a huge setback for them. The chipmaker’s stock is down 15% this year
However, its chipsets continue to be featured in flagship devices such as the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and
Google Pixel smartphones.]]>