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Apple says Qualcomm refused to sell modems for iPhone XS and XR, citing legal battle

4 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

As Apple and Qualcomm's FTC trial continues today , we're learning more details about the quarrels between the two companies. As reported by CNET , one of the more interesting tidbits from Apple's COO Jeff Williams was that the company wanted to put Qualcomm's 4G chips in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, but Qualcomm refused to sell them to Apple.
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Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips for 2018 iPhones, But Qualcomm Wouldn't Sell Them

Apple Wanted to Use Qualcomm Chips for 2018 iPhones, But Qualcomm Wouldn't Sell Them

4 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

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.
There's no live feed of the trial, but reporters including CNET 's Shara Tibken and Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents are attending and sharing details on what Williams has to say.
Most interestingly, Williams says that Apple had wanted to use both Qualcomm and Intel chips in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR despite the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm, but Qualcomm ultimately would not sell...
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Apple Targeting Users of Older iPhones With iPhone XR Email Campaign

Apple Targeting Users of Older iPhones With iPhone XR Email Campaign

4 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple continues to aggressively market the iPhone XR, with one of its latest tactics being customized emails to owners of older iPhone models with a trade-in value of the older device and a tech specs comparison with the iPhone XR.
An email sent to an iPhone 6 Plus user, for example, states that the iPhone XR is up to three times faster than that device.
Apple appears to have started sending out these emails late last year, but we saw several mentions of the campaign on Reddit and Twitter today, suggesting that Apple may have sent out a second wave of emails to additional customers.
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