Next year's iPhones may not use Qualcomm parts.
Apple is currently in the middle of a legal fight with Qualcomm over the cost of patents and licensing fees.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is looking into making future iPhones and iPads that do not need Qualcomm chips Cutting the company out completely.
Of course, there's a chance Apple and Qualcomm could work things out.
And this report could just be a tactic Apple is using to put more pressure on Qualcomm during their pricey battle.
You see, it's a bit messy, so allow me to break it down with a simple summary.
Qualcomm is the biggest provider of mobile chips.
And it has patents for a lot of the technology used in space.
To mobile devices.
Qualcomm also makes really fast modems, that's what helps you connect to the Internet.
The iPhones that connect to Verizon and Sprint networks use Qualcomm modems, but iPhones that connect to AT&T and T-Mobile networks, use Intel modems.
So this whole story is that Apple may be trying to see if Intel can work with all wireless networks and be the main modem supplier for all of its iPhones.
Intel is not necessarily better but cutting quill come out could save the Apple money.
Apple mail so bringing another model maker as a backup like China as media tack.
Back in January Apple file the suit against quillcome for about $ 1 billion senate the wireless ship maker wasn't fair and how it lessens it's technology Apple say's it's pain too much and pains quilcome as a bully.
So as a response, Qualcomm sued Apple for patent infringement and it is seeking a ban on iPhone sales.
Qualcomm says the iPhone, or any modern smartphone, would not have been possible without its cellular technologies.
I am Bridgette Carey, and you can head to CNET to read more details on the legal battle that could change the future of the iPhone.