Apple is Sent Under Investigation by the US Commission
Apple has made a name for itself in the tech world for putting a high price on user experience and this is why it likes to take matters into its own hands. Starting with operating system to hardware parts. Obviously, as everybody already knows all of Apple’s smartphones run on iOS and not Android, like every other smartphone. Moreover, every important hardware part that’s equipped on an iPhone is directly created by Apple.
While this might be an admirable characteristic from Apple, it seems like it has its downsides. The reason why I am saying this is because Qualcomm, another huge tech company is suing Apple for stealing tech patents. It all started on July 7th when Qualcomm asked the US International Commission (USITC) to take a closer look at Apple’s products and to make sure that Apple is not infringing Qualcomm patents.
The US Commission didn’t waste any time and publicly announced the following: “The compliant alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and components”. This means that the US Commission has identified Apple as being the respondent in this investigation and that its looking for the truth.
Even though the US Commission knows that this patent infringement allegations are top priority, it doesn’t want to hurry and make any mistakes. This is why the US Commission will take somewhere around 45 days in order to be able to determine if Apple is guilty or not. Furthermore, Qualcomm’s officials announced that they are happy with the way the US Commission is treating this case and that Apple is not going to get away. While we might not be able to know if Apple is going to be found guilty or not, what we do know is that Qualcomm wants Apple to stop selling iPhones in the US.