Apple has been sanctioned in its battle against Qualcomm for reportedly withholding relevant documentation. The lawsuit against Qualcomm by the FTC alleges that Apple was forced to use Qualcomm modem chips exclusively.
Judge Nathaniel Cousins of San Jose, California has fined Apple $25,000 per day that they failed to produce the requested evidence. The deadline to submit evidence is the 29th, and if they don’t comply by that date Apple could face even larger fines.
Why Apple would withhold this information is unclear, especially when it would be beneficial for them to have the FTC win the case against Qualcomm. Apple isn’t specifically involved in this case, however, they are currently involved in a battle regarding CPU patents.
Qualcomm has been under extreme pressure for its unfair business practices lately. Apple has not responded to Bloomberg’s request for a comment on the issue.
Only time will tell how things will work out for the tech giant, and as always we will keep you updated on new developments.