Processor manufacturer Qualcomm has filed a lawsuit against client Apple, highlighting five key complaints, reports The Verge.
Chief among these, says the site, is Apple’s decision to “not to utilize certain high-performance features of the Qualcomm chipsets for the iPhone 7”, arguably holding the devices back from out-competing their Intel counterparts, also used in the iPhone 7.
“Apple falsely claimed that there was ‘no discernible difference’,” iterates Qualcomm’s court documentation, hiding “the extent to which iPhones with Qualcomm’s chipsets outperformed iPhones with Intel’s chipsets”.
Furthermore, reports The Verge, Qualcomm claims that Apple threatened it against any public allusions that its chips are better.
Other complaints relate to contract and negotiation breaches, as well as the distribution of false and misleading statements regarding Qualcomm’s technology.
This lawsuit comes after Apple filed its own in the other direction earlier this year, relating to patent charges.