Qualcomm didn’t bribe Apple for iPhone modem exclusivity at Intel’s expense, rules EU court

Against all odds, considering how tough has the European Commisionеr Margrethe Vestager been with the crackdown on various Big Tech shenanigans, Qualcomm has wiggled out of a $1 billion fine on accusations it has been unlawfully incentivizing Apple to use its LTE modems at the expense of Intel.

The Court’s decision may put a monkey wrench in the European Commission’s (EC) crusade against Big Tech and the multibillion fines it has been imposing on the likes of Apple or Google for a good while now.

Qualcomm is not out of the woods just yet, as the EU’s antitrust regulator can still appeal to the next and final EU Court of Justice step, though they’d be unlikely to entirely overturn the lower court’s findings provided that there have been a number of procedural missteps by the EC.



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