A really infected a battle going on in the smartphone industry between giant Apple and its chippleverantör Qualcomm.

It began in January, when Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm, where they require almost a billion dollars in damages because they believe that chipptillverkaren take out the "exorbitant" licensing fees for its mobile technology.

In its licensing model based Qualcomm from the final sale price of a unit, which allows manufacturers who sell more expensive phones may pay more than those who produce cheaper handsets, says Apple.

Qualcomm claims that the Iphone manufacturer is using its enormous power to push down the cost of licences and that they have broken the agreement and are spreading incorrect information.

Now to take this battle a new turn when Qualcomm is suing four of Apple's subcontractors to also these, following a request from Apple, should have refused to pay license fees.

The four suppliers is Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron and Compal.

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