Apple and Qualcomm both are responsible but only Qualcomm was fined.
I wonder why?
How many Apple paid to the courts to stay clean, purified like a water in church or a white rose :-)
A lot of Qualcomm supporters have no idea what they are talking about. All the companies involved are American. EU just said it is illegal to give a customer extra discount if they don't also use competitor's product.
Qualcomm is one reason why Huawei isn't coming to the US. Qualcomm is doing everything it can to stop non-Snapdragon SoCs from being sold in the US.
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2018Survival of the fittest you EU-noobs. EU think they're God. Qualcomm are the strongest cat in ... moreIf there would have been more competition, you would have got your Android flagship at least 50$ cheaper. It's the customers who are paying that fine as well as Monopoly charges to Qualcomm.
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2018Survival of the fittest you EU-noobs. EU think they're God. Qualcomm are the strongest cat in ... moreEU is no jungle, son. There is justice and there is law. Fit criminals do not get paid here.
Well, they could make bigger fine than that... but while they're at it, let's see what else will they find out :)
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2018US: The corporation is the law, screw the customer!
EU: The customer is the law, screw the co... moreUnless we're tallking about the deliberate suppression of dangerous vehicle Diesel emission levels, KPMG's hiding of Greece's debts prior to joining the Euro, Luxembourg providing state aid to corporations by acting as a virtual tax haven (not allowed under EU law), the EU's refusal to end fractional banking etc...
I for one am truly grateful that they are out there and thinking of us every single day :-/
“no rival could effectively challenge Qualcomm in this market, no matter how good their products were”. Like EU has something off their hands. What? You want China's instead of American?
Pocket change, plus they made waaaaay more money with that scummy deal. Fine should have been higher. Scumbag corporations take these "possible" fines into consideration when they do these sh*tty practices.
Memory chip companies should be next. Get on it EU.
That is pocket change for a company worth $100B. Fine should have been way more.
Sonu4678, 24 Jan 2018Qualcomm & Apple, both were involved in this deal but only one of them was fined, why?! ... moreI agree, it's kind of like saying 2 companies worked together to rig the competition but they are only targeting the ring leader. In this case Qualcomm was most engaged due to the active bribe but honestly, Apple took the bribe and had the same negotiations / practices going on so it's really strange of the EU to ignore their part in this. The key problem is they cite the damage it caused to other potential suppliers so how is Apple taking bribes and preventing them from competing not causing the same situation? Especially since it was the 2 sides of the same deal which was deemed anti-competitive. It seems like the EU is already rapping Apple's knuckles so they decided to just pussy foot this subject.
US: The corporation is the law, screw the customer!
EU: The customer is the law, screw the corporation!