Apple could drop Qualcomm chips from iPhone from 2018

In its U.S. case, Qualcomm alleges that it has six patents developed in the past four years that improve battery life in mobile devices and that 'Apple uses these technologies in its devices but is not paying for them'. Qualcomm alleges in the latest suit that Apple failed to protect the chipmaker's software and isn't allowing an audit to review how the iPhone maker handles the software, an obligation that Qualcomm says is included in their contract.

In its complaint to the ITC, Qualcomm asked the body to ban 'iPhones that use cellular baseband processors other than those supplied by Qualcomm´s affiliates'.

Qualcomm fires back at Apple supporters.

The spat between Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm just keeps getting nastier and nastier, and apparently Apple may finally have had enough of it. It widened its suppliers to include Intel for some versions of the iPhone beginning with the 7 model.

Puel Praises Leicester Players After 'Perfect Day' Win Over Everton
Today the first half wasn't acceptable, but we reacted and didn't get a goal that maybe our possession would suggest. We showed we are capable of defending a lead. "I think the team need confidence and a little more consistency".

The contract Apple allegedly broke surrounds software created to make Qualcomm chips work with other iPhone components, Bloomberg first reported. The chipmaker also says that an Apple engineer who was working with a competitor (still probably Intel) requested protected information about data download tech. Notably, the lawsuit comes days after a report that Apple is designing future generation iPhones that don't use a Qualcomm chip at all.

In contrast, revenue from Qualcomm's licensing business fell 36 percent to $1.21 billion in the quarter ended September 24. The escalating dispute over technology licensing fees stems from Apple's initial accusation that Qualcomm charges too much, and unfairly leverages its strong market position.

Qualcomm has raised the stakes in its ongoing legal battle with Apple by filing a new lawsuit with potentially enormous ramifications.

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