Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Stealing Source Code, Handing it to Intel
Like a cliché from a bad reality show, Apple's latest accusations from Qualcomm proves the tech giant 'isn't here to make friends.' CNBC reports that Qualcomm has evidence of Apple stealing "vast swaths" of trade secrets and confidential information, handing it off to Intel so that they can make their chipsets better.
It is an intriguing allegation as we just had Qualcomm and Apple drama in early July when Apple notified Intel that it would pass on the company’s WiFi and Bluetooth components in its 2020 iPhones, a decision led Intel to discontinue development of the chip altogether. Just a few weeks later, Apple would permanently end its relationship with Qualcomm starting this year with its currently-in-production 2018 iPhones.
The latter move was to be expected given Apple’s long-running legal disputes with Qualcomm, but the decision to abruptly end that partnership leaves the iPhone in a situation where it's in a sort of connectivity limbo.