• Apple looks at Samsung and MediaTek modems for 5G iPhone

    7 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    Apple is exploring the possibility of using modem chips from Samsung and MediaTek for a 5G -enabled version of the iPhone. The revelation is the latest to emerge from the US Federal Trade Commission's antitrust probe against Qualcomm, which is accused of engaging in anticompetitive behaviour to maintain its dominance of the modem market. Qualcomm was the sole supplier of iPhone modem chips between 2011 and 2016, before Apple split the contract with Intel. Intel became the exclusive provider to the iPhone in 2018.
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  • Qualcomm: we sought iPhone modem exclusivity since Apple wanted $1 billion 'incentive' payment to switch

    Qualcomm: we sought iPhone modem exclusivity since Apple wanted $1 billion 'incentive' payment to switch

    7 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Qualcomm's modem exclusivity lawsuit against Apple is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to revealing the inner workings of supplier deals and technology licenses. The latest nugget of info that comes from Reuters thanks to the testimony of Qualcomm's CEO Steve Mollenkopf is that Apple demanded no less than a cool billion for using the X-series modems of Qualcomm in future iPhones.
    Since the negotiating team from Cupertino didn't specify a guaranteed number of modems Apple will be ordering from Qualcomm, the chip maker was forced to pursue the infamous exclusivity ...
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