As other tech companies voice support for Apple, Qualcomm says iPhone import ban wouldn’t hurt competition

As the legal saga between the two continues, Qualcomm is firing back after a host of tech companies came out in support of Apple last week. The chip maker is accusing the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a group that consists of companies such as Google, Samsung, and Facebook, of waging a “coordinated effort aimed at […]

This week on AI: Qualcomm legal battle heats up, Imagination row continues, ‘iPhone 8’ rumors abound and more

This week was relatively slow in terms of major Apple developments, allowing a few minor "iPhone 8" rumors to bubble to the surface. The biggest developments related to Apple’s ongoing legal battles with Imagination and Qualcomm, the latter of which filed a U.S. ITC request to block imports of iPhones not using its technology. AppleInsider […]

After suing Apple, Qualcomm loses $816M arbitration case to BlackBerry

An arbitration panel has awarded BlackBerry a preliminary $ 814.9 million to resolve its claim that it had overpaid patent royalties in its contract with Qualcomm. The specific issue pertains only to Qualcomm’s contract with BlackBerry, but highlights the firm’s series of parallel intellectual property disputes, most notably a trio of global cases involving Apple […]

Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm’s X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple’s next iPhones. AppleInsider – […]

Tim Cook says he’s open to settling Qualcomm lawsuit, but expects a lengthy legal battle

One of the more pressing questions during Apple’s earning call earlier this afternoon centered on the company’s current litigation battle with Qualcomm. Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein pressed Tim Cook for comments on Apple’s decision to sue Qualcomm, bringing up a past instance of Cook saying that he hated litigation: “I’ve always hated litigation, and I […]

This week on AI: New beta builds, Apple sues Qualcomm in China, possible U.S. Foxconn plant and more

Apple released its first betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 this week, promising a slate of new features such as a "Find My AirPods" feature and Night Shift for the Mac. We also got a hint of secret projects underway at the company, and the possibility of a $ 7 billion Foxconn plant in […]

Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $ 1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday, AppleInsider – Frontpage News

FTC complaint alleges Qualcomm forced Apple to use its baseband chips for lower patent royalities

Qualcomm is the target of a new Federal Trade Commission complaint filed today involving Apple. The FTC claims Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive practices that helped it monopolize the market of a “key semiconductor device” used in products including iPhones and iPads. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac