Recent rumors that Apple has encountered difficulties in 5G, its chip partner Intel may not be able to prepare 5G chips this year, but the dispute with Qualcomm makes 5G cooperation difficult. Apple and Qualcomm are expected to make a ruling in the San Diego District Court next week.
According to a Taiwanese news agency, Apple COO Jeff · Jeff Williams said in a testimony before the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that, under reasonable circumstances, it will maintain cooperation with Qualcomm and is willing to pay Qualcomm. Reasonable authorization fee.
Williams also stressed that Apple will still adhere to a number of supply chain cooperation models.
Earlier reports showed that as early as 2006, when Apple CEO Steve · Jobs did not object to Qualcomm to pay a license fee of $ 7.50 per iPhone. Williams said that when the agreement between the two parties is about to expire in 2012, the possible increase in licensing fees threatens Apple's profits, leading to renegotiation between the two parties.
Recent reports indicate that Samsung rejected Apple's request to purchase a 5G baseband on the grounds that it lacked capacity. Apple is said to be developing its own 5G chip, but the corresponding product may not be delivered until 2021.
On this issue, Qualcoms president Amon recently showed an open attitude, saying that if Apple needs it, it is willing to support the 5G version of the iPhone.