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iPhone legal battle may take new, dramatic turnChipmaker Qualcomm could seek an import ban on iPhones coming into the US as part of its legal dispute with Apple over billions of dollars of licensing fees.
IPhones might be in short supply. Qualcomm and Apple are having a legal spat right now. Apple is currently suing Qualcomm over licensing fees for its technologies. Qualcomm tech is integral for phones to connect to cellular networks. While all of this is being sorted out by a court, Apple has decided to stop paying Qualcomm. The payments stopped, starting in March. Apple said it has been trying to reach a licensing agreement with Qualcomm for more than five years, but they have refused to negotiate fair terms. Guess what? According to a Bloomberg report, Qualcomm is ticked. The report says the company plans on asking the International Trade Commission to stop import of iPhones to the United States. Currently iPhone's are made in Asia, and if Qualcomm gets its way this would impact current and future iPhones. The next iPhone is expected to launch in September and it's pretty important to Apple. Tim Cook said that rumours floating around about the next iPhone might have hurt sales of it's current phones. For more information check out CNET.com. [UNKNOWN]