Apple's COO says Qualcomm refused to provide chips for 2018 phones

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In addition to Germany, Qualcomm also announced on December 10 a year ago that the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court of China has issued a preliminary ban on Apple's import and sale of iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X in the Chinese market.

"We were staring at an increase of over $1 billion per year in licensing, so we had a gun to our head", Williams said.

The licensing fight soured the relationship between the world's leader in semiconductor technology and the iPhone maker, leading Apple to sue Qualcomm in 2017. As a result of Qualcomm's CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, turning down Apple, the company had to turn to Intel and request that Intel handle all of the LTE chips for the iPhones launched past year. "The strategy was to dual-source in 2018 as well", Williams said Monday. "We are committed to supporting Apple's new devices consistent with our support of all others in the industry", the chipmaker said in a statement at the time to Bloomberg News.

I don't doubt that this is true, as far as it goes. Hardly a surprise, Apple has long shown an affinity for sourcing components from multiple suppliers. He did agree that the company signed an agreement with Qualcomm in return for heavy rebates and parted ways with Intel in 2013 to honor the deal. That's a lot less clear. They are hoping to expose vulnerabilities in Qualcomm's patent holdings.

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It seems telling that Williams references 2018, when Qualcomm didn't have a 5G modem to ship.

Qualcomm was the sole supplier of cellular modems for Apple's devices between 2011 and 2016.

The regional court in the city of Mannheim dismissed the Qualcomm suit as groundless in an initial verbal decision, saying the patent in question was not violated by the installation of its chips in Apple's smartphones. The antitrust case began two years ago when FTC accused the chip maker of lowering its patent royalties to lure Apple into signing an exclusivity deal for modems with it.

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