Qualcomm to ask ITC for ban on iPhone imports

The ferocious battle between Apple and Qualcomm over royalty payments may get a new twist with reports from Bloomberg that Qualcomm is to ask the International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban Apple’s phones from import into the USA.


Last week Apple stopped paying its sub-contractors royalties owed to,Qualcomm resulting in a possible $500 million hit to Qualcomm’s Q1 revenues.

Apple objects to Qualcomm’s practice of charging a royalty on the price of a handset rather than the value of the chips inside it.

“We strongly believe we’re in the right. And I’m sure they believe that they are,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook “and that’s what courts are for”.

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