“We have no choice but to stop using Intel chips and ship our phones with Qualcomm chips in Germany.” — Apple PR
Full text of Apple’s statement, from The Verge: “Apple’s workaround to Qualcomm patent woes in Germany is to use Qualcomm chips“:
Qualcomm is attempting to use injunctions against our products to try to get Apple to succumb to their extortionist demands. In many cases they are using patents they purchased or that have nothing to do with their cellular technology to harass Apple and other industry players.
To ensure all iPhone models can again be available to customers in Germany, we have no choice but to stop using Intel chips and ship our phones with Qualcomm chips in Germany. Qualcomm is working to eliminate competition by any means they can, harming consumers and stifling industry innovation along the way.
We are as committed as ever to standing up for innovation and we will continue to fight for what’s right.
My take: Now, that wasn’t so hard, was it?