Technology Qualcomm countersues Apple over iPhone and iPad royalties

09:51  11 april  2017
09:51  11 april  2017 Source:   Engadget

Apple will replace your busted iPad 4 with the iPad Air 2

  Apple will replace your busted iPad 4 with the iPad Air 2 If you bought Apple's first iPad with the now-ubiquitous Lightning connector (released way back in late 2012) and need to get it repaired, you might end up with a pleasant upgrade. Apple has told its employees to inform customers of the iPad Air 2's various colors (it was the first iPad available in gold) and capacity options. If you had a 16GB or 64GB iPad that you're getting replaced, you might end up with a storage bump, as well -- the iPad Air 2 that Apple is offering as replacements comes in 32GB and 128GB capacities.

Qualcomm today announced that it has countersued Apple in the U.S The move comes three months after Apple first sued Qualcomm for billion over a variety of patent royalties dispute. with ODMs who manufacture iPhones and iPads for Apple and encouraged regulatory attacks on the

In addition to breaching the contract with Qualcomm , the SoC manufacturer states in its latest post that the company also interfered with long-standing agreements with Qualcomm licensees that manufacture iPhones and iPads for Apple .

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For years, Apple and Qualcomm have worked together on technology that' goes inside your iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm specifically handles a lot of the modem chips that connect devices to cellular or WiFi networks, and are crucial to any mobile hardware. Since Apple needed a lot of chips, Qualcomm supplied them, and everything seemed good -- until January when Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit claiming Qualcomm charged royalties on tech it had nothing to do with, and then followed up with two more antitrust lawsuits in China. Tonight, Qualcomm has responded with a lawsuit of its own (you can grab the 139 page PDF here), claiming that Apple is in the wrong, and has breached its contract with the company.

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Australian regulator sues Apple alleging iPhone 'bricking' .
Australia's consumer watchdog has sued Apple Inc alleging it used a software update to disable iPhones which had cracked screens fixed by third parties. The U.S. technology giant "bricked" - or disabled with a software update - hundreds of smartphones and tablet devices, and then refused to unlock them on the grounds that customers had had the devices serviced by non-Apple repairers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said in a court filing.

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