Qualcomm filed a new lawsuit against Apple blaming the iPhone maker for improper secret code sharing with Intel, Bloomberg reports. The lawsuit alleges that Apple has breached its Qualcomm contract with regard to the software used to enable mobile chips to communicate with the rest of the phone.

Apple uses Qualcomm modems, chips that connect the iPhone to cellular networks. It widened its suppliers to include Intel for some versions of the iPhone beginning with the 7 model.

This is the latest case in the series of litigation between the two companies that began in January 2017. Then Apple brought Qualcomm to court on the charge that the chip maker was charging too much for the licenses of its patents.

Apple is currently using both Qualcomm and Intel chips in its phones, but many rumors claims it will drop Qualcomm’s modems in 2018.  If Qualcomm loses that business, it would cut the company’s revenue by about 7.5 percent, Raymond James & Associates estimates.

Qualcomm shares were up 3.8 percent to $55.47 in New York trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings Wednesday. Apple was little changed at $167.85 ahead of its financial results later in the day. Source: Bloomberg

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