Apple's Tim Cook: Qualcomm Lawsuits Were A Last Resort

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BadMrSnowman

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"Apple's claims were made after the Federal Trade Commission accused Qualcomm of bullying manufacturers, harming innovation, and driving up the prices consumers must pay for new smartphones."

Is the FTC implying that if Qualcomm was ordered to reduce their royalty charges, that the cost of smart phones would come down? Because that's not happening. Apple and the others would charge the same price and pocket the extra cash from the cost reduction.
 

canadianvice

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Yea, sorry if I don't exactly believe you, Apple. Either way, there are alternative options. You could've gone to say, Mediatek. I think we'd both agree however that QC is probably among the best, and therefore, you pay for what you get.

As for "driving up prices". You're Apple. Jeez, these business types must take a whole semester of "Flawless pokerface" regarding what they say - the irony alone must be near lethal.
 

anup_10

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look who is crying for overpricing 'Apple' .
Apple is known for selling its products at higher prices even if its not worth .
The Qualcomm take share of the final product sell price , so if you want to pay less to qualcomm then sell your products at less price , as simple as that .
And why suddenly apple woken up from sleep ..?
 

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Here's one ridiculous case of Apple trying to stronghold a competitor with a frivolous patent Apple won:
http://www.talkandroid.com/51767-apple-pastill-dont-believe-apple-is-patent-trolling/

Not to mention the one that finally got overturned, after putting Samsung through legal hell:
https://betanews.com/2011/12/20/apple-is-a-patent-troll-now/
and the overturn:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/08/17/us-patent-office-overturns-infamous-apple-iphone-design-patent-samsung-may-not-be-paying-apple-much-after-all/

Apple is the bully of the tech industry; one that deserves everything bad that comes their way. I hope Qualcomm wipes the floor with them.
 

Daekar3

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Wait, wait. They're saying that competition is stifled in the baseband processor market because the main supplier in the market is charging too much? That makes no sense at all. That would encourage competition, not stifle it.

Also, you can't maintain that it's unfair to charge Apple more in licensing (they both agreed to the contract, right?) just because they make more money unless you're willing to acknowledge the gross injustice of graduated income taxes. If one is wrong, so is the other.

Also, Tim's argument that the more money the make the more they have to pay to Qualcomm doesn't hold logical water either, since they would almost certainly always come out ahead regardless of the license fees unless the contract was negotiated by a tantric chimpanzee. In fact... there is absolutely nothing about this situation that makes sense at all. Apple needs to sit down, shut up, and pay what they agreed to.
 
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