Apple CEO Tim Cook to Be Deposed in Qualcomm v. Apple Lawsuit on June 27

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to attend a deposition in the ongoing Apple v. Qualcomm legal battle on June 27, according to Bloomberg.

    Cook will be providing testimony as part of Qualcomm's lawsuit against Apple, which accuses the Cupertino-based company of lying to regulators to cause trouble for Qualcomm, leading to investigations in multiple countries.

    The United States Federal Trade Commission in January accused Qualcomm of violating the FTC Act by using anticompetitive tactics and abusing its patent portfolio to remain the dominant supplier of LTE chips for smartphones, and in June, a judge ruled that Qualcomm will face an antitrust lawsuit.


    Qualcomm has also faced an antitrust investigation in South Korea, which it accused Apple of interfering in, and it has been fined $1.2 billion by European antitrust regulators for paying Apple to use its LTE chips in iOS devices. In South Korea, Qualcomm was fined 1.03 trillion won, or $902 million.

    Qualcomm and Apple have been mired in an ever-escalating legal battle since the beginning of 2017 after Apple levied a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm accusing the company of charging unfair royalties for "technologies they have nothing to do with."

    Apple and Apple suppliers have stopped paying licensing fees to Qualcomm in the midst of the lawsuit, and Apple has maintained that Qualcomm's practice of charging a percentage of an iPhone's entire value is excessive. Qualcomm, meanwhile, says its technology is "at the heart of every iPhone."

    Following Apple's lawsuit, Qualcomm filed a countersuit accusing Apple of breaching licensing agreements, making false statements, and encouraging regulatory attacks against Qualcomm in several countries.

    Qualcomm has since sought import bans on some iPhones in the United States and export bans against the device in China, with Apple retaliating through further patent infringement lawsuits.

    Given the legal dispute between the two companies, rumors have suggested Apple is considering eliminating Qualcomm chips from its future devices, instead relying on Intel and MediaTek.

    Article Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook to Be Deposed in Qualcomm v. Apple Lawsuit on June 27
  2. pierce1979 macrumors newbie


    May 18, 2017
    As an Apple shareholder, they need to settle this, and using intel and (especially) MediaTek is a step backwards for iPhone components.
  3. cansuds macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2018
  4. techwhiz macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2010
    Northern Ca.
    I agree.
  5. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    Just saw the first bit

    Apple CEO Tim Cook to Be Deposed

    then saw the rest :p
  6. CrazyForApple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    I just hope they don’t get Zack Snyder to write the cinematic adaptation, Qualcomm v. Apple: Dawn of Justice.
  8. IPPlanMan macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2009
    I guess we won’t be seeing Qualcomm Modems in iPhones going forward...
  9. DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Are you on a cell carrier that would max out an Intel modem? It would be better for everyone if the Qualcomm monopoly on CDMA tech came to an end.
  10. actcyclist macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2017
    That's a sensational headline for what is just giving evidence! Is deposed a common term in US English for being presented with a subpoena?
  11. bsamcash macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    Santa Cruz, CA
  12. Baymowe335 macrumors 68030

    Oct 6, 2017
  13. IPPlanMan macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2009
    It’s not just about maxing out the Intel Modem in terms of speed. The Qualcomm Modems have some proprietary features that Apple disabled to maintain performance parity with the inferior spec’d Intel Modems.
  14. bluespark macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2009
    New York
    One who submits to a deposition is "deposed" whether or not he has received a subpoena. This term is used in all English-speaking countries.
  15. predation macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2013
    My intel modem in my GSM phone sucks donkey.
    Lesser bars in areas where I’d get superior reception with the Qualcomm modem.

    The intel modem has trouble hanging on to signals.
  16. jutdon84 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2016
    Yes, it is.
  17. Will.O.Bie macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2016
    Unfortunately, there is no repairing the strained relationship between these two companies of this magnitude without an enormous amount of money being involved, in which case, the consumers will pay for down the line. This will only get messier as this drags on.
  18. Banglazed macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2017
    Cupertino, CA
    That may be true since Intel is just beginning to improve their modem chips. However, previous Intel modem provided better and clearer in call quality than Qualcomm. Qualcomm modem does provide faster download and upload speeds with better coverage. Intel is improving and we’ll see later this year with Intel’s 1GB modem can offer.

    In the future, Intel may match or surpass Qualcomm but competition is always good than a monopoly.
  19. Will.O.Bie macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2016
    And...iPhone X Plus 6.5" OLED o_O
  20. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Not all English-speaking countries utilize depositions as part of the discovery process.

  21. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

    Jan 6, 2015
    That will explain the move to ARM. Intel doesn't make any CPUs slower than the ones in the Mac Minis so Timmy has to look elsewhere to find a more suitable way to gimp the mini.
  22. techwhiz macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2010
    Northern Ca.
    Just so you do realize, the LTE and WiFi is also part of the Qualcomm portfolio.
    Intel can't make a modem without paying Qualcomm.
    Andrew Viterbi was the person that created the fundamental algorithms that make cellular communication possible.
    He founded Qualcomm.
    You cannot make cellular modems or even WiFi without paying them for patents.
  23. DevNull0 macrumors 68000

    Jan 6, 2015
    The English word "Depose" means to remove forcefully from office.

    The usage as "give a deposition" is legal jargon, and while correct much less common usage for the word unless you're already in a legal context.

    Also, in American english at least, an active voice is more common than a passive voice. "I took a test at school today" vs "I was tested at school today". Both are valid English sentences with the same meaning but the first one sounds more proper to an American ear. Same as "I gave a deposition today" vs "I was deposed today". The first one in the active voice sounds more proper even though both are right.

    So yeah, the headline was chosen to be sensationalist and make people misread it the first time.
  24. PaulRustad007 macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2015
    Why does WB keep using him for the DC Universe? Except for Wonder Woman, they all are really really bad....
  25. kanki1985 macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Why did apple agree to this in first place and then realize they are being robbed?

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