Qualcomm files to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China

Qualcomm asks China to halt manufacture, sale of iPhones

Qualcomm asks China to halt manufacture, sale of iPhones

The chipmaker's move aims to shut off production in China, where most iPhones are made in. The product provides nearly two-thirds of Apple's revenue. While Qualcomm gets the majority of its sales from making phone chips, it pulls in most of its profit from charging fees for patents that cover the fundamentals of all modern phone systems. Qualcomm new lawsuit comes after being slapped with a massive $773 million fine by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission for antitrust violations. Back in January, Apple sued Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in rebates because it complied with Korean regulators investigating Qualcomm. It has since expanded that lawsuit on the heels of a Supreme Court ruling last month, arguing that the license agreements that give Qualcomm a cut of every iPhone manufactured are invalid.

There are three patents in question that Apple supposedly infringed on, with the biggest having to do with the technology used for Force Touch on all iPhone models since the 6S (minus the iPhone SE).

"Apple employes technologies invented by Qualcomm without paying for them."

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