Earlier, we reported that after the Munich District Court’s ruling, Apple had removed the iPhone 7 and 8 from its
German official website and stores. The court ruled that th
e two iPhones infringed Qualcomm’s patent on smartphone energy-saving technology. It is also said that “Qualcomm has finally made Apple soft”.
Today, however, according to foreign media reports, the CEO of Qualcomm, the US chipmaker, test
ified on Friday that Qualcomm’s attempt to become the sole supplier of modem chips for Apple’s iPhone was not to p
revent competitors from entering the market, but to compensate for the loss of Qualcomm caused by the $1 billion “bonus” Apple insisted on.
Qualcomm CEO’s words, four shocked. The arrows point to Apple CEO Cook one after another, saying that he is in danger of killing donkeys.
Why don’t he tell Qualcomm when he eats rebates? Netizens suddenly realized that this was the big black screen behind the tearing war.
Even the media have boldly predicted that the initial fuse of the two collapses may be because of t
he $1 billion in funds. It’s probably like this: Qualcomm promised $1 billion to Apple in 2011, claiming to be ded
ucted from patent royalties, but Qualcomm never returned this part of the money, so both sides began to tear their faces off.
Qualcomm’s payment to Apple was part of an agreement between the two companies in 2011. According to the protocol, Qualco
mm is designated as Apple’s sole supplier of modem chips, which help mobile phones connect to wireless data networks. In exchange, Qualcomm agreed to
give Apple a rebate. Apple can choose another supplier, but it will lose this rebate, which will actually lead to an increase in the cost of chips used by Apple.