The going legal battle of Apple and Qualcomm has just taken an interesting turn. Qualcomm now accuses Apple of stealing its trade-related trade secrets and giving information to Intel. Axios quotes from the legal applicati:
Although the discovery is underway, it is clear that Apple's behavior went far beyd simply violating the ctract that was initially summed. Indeed, it is now clear that Apple has been dealing with a lg-standing set of false promises, stealth and excuses designed to steal Qualcomm's cfidential information and trade secrets with the aim of improving the performance of lesser quality modem gamesets, with the ultimate goal eliminating the Qualcomm-based Apple company.
That's a pretty serious allegati, and e that could be a big headache for Apple if it turns out to be true. It is no secret that Apple was tired of relying solely Qualcomm for iPhone modem chips and found it to be overpaid in patent royalties. Their business is scheduled for next spring, and it looks like it will be filled with drama.