The fight between is Apple and Qualcomm not seen to getting over as they both companies kept toe to toe against each other since last 3 year. As both companies have to settle their issues outside court as their not much to gives companies justice.
As Qualcomm had Apple supplier for Modem which used in iPhone 7 and previous iPhone’s but in iPhone 8 and iPhone X Apple abandoned Qualcomm and make Intel their prime component suppliers. As Apple has to face some setback because some times Intel chip won’t work according to user need while Speed of Intel model are bit slower as compared with Qualcomm modems as Apple has to put lowered speed modem in iPhone 8 which highly criticized by Apple user as they won’t able to 1gigabit speed on their smartphone while other 2017 flagship already include it.
While this year Apple has gained some upgrades in their iPhone XS, XS Max and XR model as all these device include Intel Modems and Gigabit ready modems. But some Apple user are facing some issues with their speed while using mobile data.
Qualcomm has exploded toward Apple as they put allegation to share trade secrets to Intel for improving their modems according to a court filings. Qualcomm hopes the court will amend allegations in its existing lawsuit against Apple accusing it of breaching the so called master software agreement that Apple signed when it became a customer of Qualcomm’s earlier this decade.
The filing, made overnight in Superior Court in San Diego, as this new filing seems to put pressure on Apple to settle previous case about paying Qualcomm royalties from Apple, for their modem for each iPhone sales. But Qualcomm’s general counsel, Donald Rosenberg, told CNBC the case stands on its own and would have been filed regardless of the on-going dispute. “Unlawful use of Qualcomm’s valuable trade secrets to try to help a competitor catch up irreparably harms us and must not be allowed to continue,” he said.
Qualcomm also alleges the source code and tools were stolen for the express purpose of helping Intel overcome engineering flaws in its chips that led to their poor performance in iPhones.
While due to this allegation Qualcomm does not provide any direct evidence to support the allegations but does make reference to back and forth between Apple and Intel engineers that was found during discovery. According to sources the evidences includes not just email correspondence, but Apple’s source code development history and the code used in Intel-based phones.
Apple hasn’t responded on this allegation while Intel also won’t make any comment due to this issues.
[Source : CNBC]