Apple’s ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm is heating up in a serious way today. The chip manufacturer reported that has filed a lawsuit against Apple in China , one more, in an effort to block the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country. And there are several lawsuits in this regard.
“Qualcomm Inc. has filed suit in China to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country, the chip company’s biggest wager yet on Apple Inc. in a bitter and bitter legal battle ,” reports Bloomberg News.
The fight between Apple and Qualcomm began in January, when the FTC filed a complaint alleging that Qualcomm forced Apple to use its baseband chips for higher value. Apple followed up with a USD 1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm, three days after monopoly complaints.
Qualcomm said the trial was founded on baseless allegations and accused Apple of falsifying the facts, and openly discussed a counterproduct while saying it expected business to continue as usual before contradicting Apple.
Apple has been withholding capital gains payments to Qualcomm since the dispute began, and it was reported in May that Qualcomm was seeking an import ban on the iPhone in the United States. Apple has also instructed its suppliers not to pay Qualcomm capital gains.
Last week, a timely interview with Apple’s soon-to-be-retired lawyer, Bruce Sewell, detailed the continuing conflict between the two companies. Simply put, Sewell says that the Qualcomm chip costs Apple about $18 over the 5% selling price of the iPhone that Apple considers too high.
As we learn more, we will update with new details as they become available.
Track : 9to5mac.com