Tag: Qualcomm

Apple is forced to use Qualcomm chips in older iPhones after German lawsuit

(Reuters) — Apple said Thursday that it will resume selling older iPhone models in its stores in Germany after they were banned last year, but only with chips from Qualcomm, which is in a global legal battle against the Cupertino company. Apple said it had “no choice” but to stop using some chips from Intel […]

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Apple’s Changes in iOS 12.1 Have Weakened Qualcomm’s ITC Complaint

In July of 2017, Qualcomm officially filed a patent infringement case against Apple. At the time, the company was seeking a sales/import ban in the United States. Since then, the landscape of the situation has changed quite a bit. Apple released a software update to address patent complaints in China. However, in Germany, Apple was […]

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WiTricity acquires Qualcomm Halo to accelerate wireless charging for electric vehicles

WiTricity, a venture capital (VC)-backed startup that’s developing wireless charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has acquired Qualcomm’s EV wireless charging unit Halo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Qualcomm said it will become a minority shareholder in WiTricity as a result of the transaction. Challenge While the EV market is still modest […]

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Apple Considering Changing Parts of iPhone 7, iPhone 8 to Restart Sales in Germany

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. According to a report from WinFuture, Apple is going over options that would see the company changing a few key, specific parts of the iPhone 7 […]

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Vivo’s sleek Apex 2019 5G smartphone eliminates bezels, seams, and ports

If Vivo is correct, 5G phones are about to get even sleeker than the latest 4G models — assuming you’re ready to give up a few non-trivial features. Following brief teases on Chinese social media, the company today officially unveiled Apex 2019, a 5G smartphone completely bereft of seams, bezels, and openings. Internally, Apex 2019 sounds […]

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Apple Says Qualcomm Was the Only 4G-Ready Chip Maker With ‘Desired Specifications’

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. However, as of late, Apple has leaned heavily towards Intel, especially in light of a long-running legal battle between it and Qualcomm. And now, Qualcomm’s lawyers have managed to get […]

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Apple Forced to Retract Part of Press Release Regarding iPhone Sales in Germany in Qualcomm Battle

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! Bloomberg is reporting on Friday that, due to the legal battle with Qualcomm over patent and royalty disputes, Apple must retract a specific part of a press release […]

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Microsoft sets MWC 2019 event for February 24, likely revealing HoloLens 2

Rumors of an early 2019 reveal of HoloLens 2 circulated throughout 2018, and now Microsoft appears to be ready to show off its next-generation augmented reality headset. The company today issued invitations to a media event at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, which will feature one particularly noteworthy speaker: Alex Kipman, a Microsoft technical fellow […]

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Qualcomm Highlights Its Innovations in Wireless Technology in FTC Trial

After the FTC rested its case against Qualcomm’s antitrust business practices on Tuesday, Qualcomm has now presented its defense in the court. It came out all guns blazing in its defense and got company co-founder Irwin Jacobs and SVP of 4G and 5G operations, Durga Malladi, to highlight its inventions in the wireless technology space. Qualcomm […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Benchmarks: Pedal To The Metal

During CES 2019, we had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with some Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference handsets (often called MDP) to run benchmarks. The MDPs are built for development purposes but are quite representative of what a complete smartphone experience and environment would be, including thermals/cooling. This post is only about the […]

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German Court Dismisses Qualcomm’s Second Patent Lawsuit Against Apple

A regional German court in the city of Mannheim has dismissed a patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple. The court claimed the suit was groundless and that Apple did not violate any of Qualcomm’s patents by “the installation of its chips in Apple’s smartphones.” Qualcomm says that it disagrees with the decision of the […]

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German court throws out Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple

FRANKFURT (Byby Douglas Busvine, Reuters) – A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday, in a reversal for the U.S. chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some iPhones in the country. The regional court in the city of Mannheim dismissed […]

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Apple and Qualcomm offer billion-dollar sob stories at FTC antitrust trial

With a market cap ten times higher than Qualcomm’s, Apple is hard to imagine as a victim of a billion-dollar extortion campaign, but the latest developments in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit against Qualcomm are calling both companies’ negotiating tactics into question. At issue during testimony today: cross-allegations regarding onerous licensing fees and […]

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Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips in 2018 iPhones but Qualcomm Wouldn’t Sell

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. And while some have speculated that Apple had always wanted to use Intel-only for that particular year of iPhones, it turns out that’s not the case at […]

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