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Qualcomm says Apple is $ 7B behind royalty payments

In connection with the ongoing legal dispute between the two companies, Qualcomm announced at a court hearing yesterday that Apple…

In connection with the ongoing legal dispute between the two companies, Qualcomm announced at a court hearing yesterday that Apple is $ 7 billion behind patent payment. This claim is just the latest in a number of allegations between the two companies.

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As reported by Reuters Qualcomm’s comments have been made during a hearing in a federal court in San Diego. While the chip maker says Apple is $ 7 billion behind royalties, Apple pays off for Qualcomm to unjustly charge fees for its patents.

Apple has kept royalties to Qualcomm since the dispute began. Last April, Apple reported that its suppliers had retained approximately $ 1 billion in royalties. However, according to Qualcomm’s recent accusation, the number has increased exponentially since then.

Qualcomm’s accusation of Apple’s unpaid royalties is just the latest developments in the case. Just last month, Qualcomm said that it has evidence that Apple stole its source code and handed it over to Intel.

Of course, shortly after making the allegations, Qualcomm’s CEO said he hoped he would do business again with Apple one day. Apple CEO Tim Cook has also publicly discussed that he is open to resolving the legal dispute, but has also said he expects the legal battle to be long.

It is widely believed that this year’s iPhone models exclusively use Intel’s radio circuits, a move on Apple’s part that gives a huge blow to Qualcomm’s business. While older iPhone is still sold with Qualcomm chips, it’s scary signs for the chip maker.

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