One of the largest chip makers, including the iPhone and iPad, Qualcomm, filed a lawsuit against Apple three months after being accused in Cupertino of its key supplier in overcharging cellular chips for iOS devices and appreciated Their losses of one billion dollars.
According to CNBS, counterclaim Qualcomm concerns the violation of the company's patents, as well as Apple's interference in the relationship of Qualcomm and other suppliers that produce components for the iPhone and iPad. According to the processor manufacturer, Apple does not fully use the capabilities of the chips it provides to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple could not build an incredible iPhone empire, which allowed it to capture 90% of the profits in the smartphone market, without using the latest technology from Qualcomm. Now, when the company has reached unprecedented heights, it does not want to recognize their value, – Qualcomm representatives justify their claim.
It is not known yet, whether Qualcomm will apply for monetary compensation – so far the company, in simple language, simply wants Apple to leave it alone. As stated in the claim, Apple launched a global attack against Qualcomm, and this prevents the corporation from functioning normally.
In the new iPhone Apple uses two types of cellular communication chips – XMM7360 from Intel and Snapdragon X12 from Qualcomm. Independent studies have shown that the latter is capable of providing a higher speed compared to a competitor.