Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Apple counters iPhone lock-up order: four major suppliers claim Qualcomm $9 billion


Izaan Zubair
Technology writer @ WNObserver

Qualcomm sought the Fuzhou court to seek a ban on the iPhone, which completely disrupted Apple’s rhythm. For Qualcomm, it was to disrupt the pace of Apple and force them to return to the negotiating table.

According to the requirements of the ban, the iPhone 6S, 7, 8 and X series models can not continue to sell, but Apple stressed that the mobile phone is sold normally in China, there is no problem at all, and the patent non-essential functions involved are updated through software.

In order to counter the ban on Qualcomm, Apple’s four major suppliers Wistron, Compal, Heshuo and Foxconn’s parent company, Hon Hai Precision, have already released their words, and they have to go to court, claiming that Qualcomm violated the anti-monopoly law.

The four major suppliers believe that Qualcomm “illegally” exploited some of the early technological advantages in cellular technology and designed an anti-competitive mechanism that prevented others from competing with Qualcomm and hindered innovation. This is at the expense of the interests of consumers, and is unfavorable to China and the United States, and is also detrimental to innovation and consumers.

It is reported that the four major suppliers have to ask Qualcomm for compensation of $9 billion.

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