Jeff Williams, Operations Director Applesaid the Federal Trade Commission Qualcomm does not offer the iPhone's XS, XS Max and XR modems. The British company used chips for Intel without any other alternative. Although the director tried to negotiate with them, the chip-creator refused.
Director's statement Qualcomm's defense contrasts with the previous October. At that moment Apple was quoted as saying by the necessary modems. "We are committed to helping Apple's new devices, along with other support for our industry," they added.
Apple has shown its priority there are multiple suppliers, because it can be a cost reduction and an emergency plan when a manufacturer's problem arises. While refusing to supply the latest device components, they continued to follow the old models that were still happening.
It's important because it could be Qualcomm is the first time that chips are denied to business associates. Williams said: "The sources said the company did not cut chip supplies in the past, even if there were conflicts over patent licensing."
The legal dispute between Apple and Qualcomm has been extended for two years. Cupertino submitted a claim against the vendor for monopolistic practices, the Federal Trade Commission asked for a claim. The British company was not behind it, they responded to the demands of patent-related breaches in terminology, which is why some Chinese and German sales were banned. In July 2018, when both companies broke the alliance, the tension seems to last for a long time.