The Supreme Court has ruled that Qualcomm must pay the Korean FTC $243 million (200 billion won) in damages for a suit that was filed against the chip maker in 2009. The Korean FTC had sued the San Diego-based chipmaker then for its unfair and monopolistic practices to maintain its position in the mobile chip market.
If you ask Qualcomm, Apple is still selling banned iPhones in Germany. But it sounds like Apple is mulling ideas to actually start doing that in an official capacity.
The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm will continue for at least a while, and Apple has seen a pretty strong case made against it up to this point.
Apple was told to stop selling specific iPhone models in Germany last year. The company already ran afoul of that court order once, in the form of a press release.
Qualcomm is a giant company that has a tight grip on the mobile industry, with its chips basically dominating the market, from Android to iOS.
Things aren’t going so hot between Apple and Qualcomm at the moment, with no end in sight to the issues.
First Apple was dealt a blow as certain iPhone models were banned in Germany, and now the company has to retract a statement in a press release!
By now it’s old news that the iPhone XS lineup and the iPhone XR use Intel chips under the hood, rather than a mix of Intel and Qualcomm.
The Qualcomm vs. Apple battle has revealed some interesting tidbits about the business practices of both companies. Qualcomm paid Apple $1 billion as an “incentive payment” in 2011 as a part of a 3-year agreement to exclusively supply modem for iPhones.