8:00PM Friday 18 January
Apple and Qualcomm are embroiled in a bitter legal battle over licensing and royalty fees that's lasted for two years now and has led to the breakdown of the relationship between the two companies, but there may have been other factors in the breakup. Read More »
38 Days Ago Apple and Qualcomm have a turbulent relationship to say the least. They are locked in multiple court battles around the world and it's becoming clear that this fight is responsible for Apple's slow adoption of 5G - insider sources claim that the first iPhones with 5G will come out in 2020.
36 Days Ago While recent reports have suggested Intel will supply Apple with 5G modems for 2020 iPhones, the chipmaker has struggled with its consumer 5G modems, to the extent that Apple has allegedly "been unhappy" with Intel's progress.
39 Days Ago As the FTC's antitrust trial against Qualcomm continues, Apple's chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, has taken the stand to share details on the terms of Apple's contracts with Qualcomm.
38 Days Ago Yesterday (Monday) was Day 5 of the FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust trial in San Jose (Northern District of California). In a first summary shortly after the court session, I provided an overview of how, after most of the day had gone extremely well for the FTC, Qualcomm got what athletes call a "second wind" and made tremendous headway against one of the FTC's three expert witnesses, Michael Lasinski.
35 Days Ago Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.
38 Days Ago A surprising detail that emerged during the FTC’s antitrust suit against Qualcomm is that Apple actually wanted to use Qualcomm chips across its 2018 iPhone lineup.
38 Days Ago In the latest episode of the Apple v Qualcomm battle, the Cupertino-based company’s COO, Jeff Williams, said the chipmaker refused to supply modems for the new iPhones – a move that could drastically affect the network performance of the upcoming range of Apple‘s handsets.
39 Days Ago Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams testified on Monday that both the iPhone XR, and iPhone XS family were supposed to have modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but Qualcomm refused to sell the company chips for the new models.