Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips for 2018 iPhones, but was refused

As reported by CNET, Apple’s COO Jeff Williams says that Apple wanted to use Qualcomm’s 4G chips in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, but Qualcomm refused to sell them to Apple.

As the FTC’s antitrust trial against Qualcomm continues, Apple’s chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, has taken the stand to share details on the terms of Apple’s contracts with Qualcomm.

“The strategy was to dual source in 2018 as well,” said Williams. ” “We were working toward doing that with Qualcomm, but in the end they would not support us or sell us chips.”

Williams went on to explain that after Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf refused to sell Apple the chips, Apple had to contact Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to supply LTE chips for all of the 2018 iPhones. “We would have loved to continue to have access to Qualcomm’s tech,” said Williams.

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