Relations between Apple and Qualcomm are far from top millstone. It all started with patent and royalty disputes, but things may have gotten personal. At least that is what the latest report from The Wall Street Journal states.
According to this prestigious US press agency, relations between Tim Cook and Steve Mollenkopf are not the best. At stake will be a meeting that took place last year at the corporate headquarters of Cupertino.
This meeting will have been held to discuss precisely the problems that put the two companies in court. However, the poor relationship between the two executives will have led Mollenkopf to barely speak at this meeting.
Tim Cook's relationship with Steve Mollenkopf is anything but friendly
Accordingly, the WSJ notes that behind all this will be the weak personal empathy between Apple's CEO and Qualcomm's CEO. As a result, it seems unlikely that this conflict will be resolved in a friendly manner.
Decisions on all this will begin to be made in the coming week. It will be in the coming days that the trial will begin in the San Diego federal court.
There it is expected that both executives of US companies will testify. Tim Cook is allegedly so frustrated with Qualcomm's licensing practices that he will not miss the opportunity to give his view of the facts.
Relations between Qualcomm and Apple were not always like this
The same report also gives us insight into how Steve Jobs had a totally different relationship with the then Qualcomm CEO. When Jobs announced the first iPhone in 2007, his relationship with Paul Jacobs was friendly.
At that time, the two agreed that Cupertino's company would pay Qualcomm $ 7.50 for each iPhone sold. A value that was readily discussed as soon as Tim Cook took over Apple's leadership in 2011.
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