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Apple: Qualcomm refuses to sell LTE chips

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The COO of Apple has stated before the US Federal Trade Commission that the company has planned to use Qualcomm LTE chips in its new smartphones. However, Qualcomm seems to refuse to sell the new chips to Apple.
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After Qualcomm has recently been able to ban the sale of various iPhone models in court in various countries (including countries like Germany), Qualcomm now appears to be attacking apple in yet a another way.

Apple's COO Jeff Williams told the US Federal Trade Commission today that Apple had planned to use Qualcomm LTE chips in its new iPhone models as well. However, Qualcomm refuses to sell these chips to Apple, which forced the company to switch to Intel. This is also relevant in so far as Qualcomm is already being investigated in the USA for the possible exploitation of a monopoly position. This refusal to sell could also be relevant to these investigations. Furthermore, the Apple COO has put on record that Qualcomm charges 5 times more than usual for its chips. However, since Apple was dependent on Qualcomm's production capacities, Apple had to pay the price for better or worse.

So the legal war between Apple and Qualcomm, which is being fought all over the world, is far from over.

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Cornelius Wolff
Cornelius Wolff - Senior Tech Writer - 1432 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
Having been interested in the internals for desktop PCs and laptops from a young age, sometimes much to the distress of my parents, I started writing as a freelancer for the news segment of Notebookcheck in 2016. Since then, I have managed to combine my technology journalism work with my Business Informatics studies at the University of Osnabrück.
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Cornelius Wolff, 2019-01-15 (Update: 2019-01-15)