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Qualcomm sees 90% drop in profit during Q4 2017 as legal battle with Apple continues
Qualcomm today reported its fourth quarter earnings for 2017 and the numbers aren’t pretty. The company announced a nearly 90 percent drop in profits, while revenue fell 4.5 percent. While the company still beat expectations, it noted that numbers were plagued by its ongoing legal case with Apple…
As noted by CNBC, the company beat Wall Street estimates on both earnings per share and revenue: Earnings per share of 92 cents vs. 81 cents expected, according to Thomson Reuters
Revenue of $5.96 billion vs. $5.8 billion expected, according to Thomson Reuters Compared to the year-ago quarter, however, those numbers are down. In Q4 2016, Qualcomm reported revenues of $6.2 billion on earnings per share of $1.07.
In terms of profit, however, things aren’t as positive. The chipmaker reported an 89.5 percent drop in quarterly profit, down to $168 million.
Qualcomm stated in its press release that its earnings this quarter were “negatively impacted as a result of actions taken by Apple and its contract manufactures.”
Qualcomm’s stock is holding steady in after-hours trading, though it plunged earlier this week and has yet to recover following a Wall Street Journal report claiming that Apple is investigating building iPhones and iPads that exclusively use Intel and MediaTek modems.
Such a move would be a huge loss for Qualcomm, who has regularly supplied chips for Apple.
The beef between Apple and Qualcomm began earlier this year following a complaint from the FTC that claimed Qualcomm was forcing Apple to use its baseband chips at higher royalties. Following the FTC complaint, Apple filed its own $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm.
Qualcomm has attempted to gain an import ban on iPhones in the United States, while it also filed to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China.
Oddly, both Qualcomm’s CEO and Tim Cook have noted that they would be open to settling this ongoing battle, but no progress has been made there, and if this week’s report rings true, Apple is seemingly trying to cut Qualcomm out of the picture altogether.
Apple reports its Q4 2017 earnings tomorrow – but don’t expect the battle with Qualcomm to affect its numbers in the slightest.
Well I got the new iphone 8 plus .. when all the world is getting the x or thinking they want the x - I’m not seeing the reason to get one. Here is why
So there are very few differences between the X and the iPhone 8 plus - and Apple them selves failed to make their face iD recognition software to work it failed live on tv .. you would think a trillion dollar company would be able to make their prize phone work properly on the show day
- would Steve jobs go for iphone x probab not .. is the opinion of this writer .. it’s obtrusive it’s designed bad and if that was not enough the notch at the top is damn ugly all because Tim Cook wants to put his name on something
I have no desire for first generation phone and software. The iPhone 8 is smooth and works well I’ll do a in boxing later on and then explain more of the opinion of this writer..
This phone is fast, has great color and display the camera is pretty awesome the sound is great too and it’s been named one of the best camera ever so why would I care about iphone x fail
Oh boy I'm so zingy lol I was up all night waiting for the rogers reservation system to open .. then I tried to sleep then I couldnt then I watched videos then I was like ahh when does this open, I went back n forth 400 times to see if its open then got up again 5 am I swear I watched the clock got from 4 am to 5 am lol - went downstairs and made pre-breakfast breakfast .. oatmeal and tea .. I watched some iJustine at steve jobs centre wooo !@# then I went back to check again and #@! open quick quick get it reserved .. type type type .. find .. ya ya ya .. go ! bam I got in .. ahhhhhhh sigh relaxed ... ROFL really did you get that.. I know you did the same thing hehehe
yah I'm a bit phone zingy but you are too .. lol your reading this .. I saw you !@# psyche lol .. oh man now I am even more hyper because the brown sugar in the oatmeal ... gees .. did the tea help .. prob not but its all good I got my reservation for iPhone X (ten) yah I dont know X er ten ... ok guys whats that all about its cool though no more home button its home swipy thing now .. thats going to be fun .. man I am already planning how I'm going to be using the phone lol hows twitter going to work .. hows camera going to go .. mm what about my games mortal kombat #@! I bet its going to be badass .. can't wait .. uhm is it shipping yet ? lol
I better go chill out lol .. uhm we both know thats not going to happen but .. it a nice thought hhaha .. I got an Idea goto my Bitcoin site I can calm down there .. as if ! lol hehe KidBTC.com go there ahhhhh runs around the room 3 times .. ok chill out now .. its not working ..
I reserved the 64 gig one space grey I know its going to be cool #@! :-)!
Well I was reading a little and found out that iPhone 8 could charge faster if you get the USB-C charger, but didnt read much futher so I figured oh let's get the charger and see how it goes .. I get there and its 59$ CAD for the charger wow hefty price .. does not come with anything. So I am out for a while then head back .. look in the box and the charger has a different connector .. it wont fit a regualr USB or lightening plug .. so off we goto store again to get a cable hoping its reasonabley cheap .. NOT .. its 36$ at Walmart for the 1 m cable and the 2 m cable is 48$ so I am thinking about how much space I need .. I get the 2 m cable ..
get back plug it all in and wait a while till I needed a charge plug it in .. and its not very fast .. I switch the cable and charger to the one that came with the phone and that one was 3 times faster!!
What the hell did I just pay for .. if its slower on USB-C with the 29Watt charger designed to work with the iPhone 8. I returned cable and the charger goes back tomorrow .. There you have it .. real world experiement with charging and finance ... don't get the USB-C 29Watt charger you won't be faster... you will be fine with the one that comes in the box.
If for some reason you want to try USB-C get the 61 watt or larger, they will not hurt the phone, I checked with staples and you can check around also .. it states the larger chargers will be fine with the iPhone 8, 8 plus or X
So I have been looking at the latest Apple devices and as a mac user for a long time I have some thoughts, comments and reviews to offer the mobile tech world. I have not been on here as much as I wanted to be when I put the site back up .. but I'll try and do better going forward.
So, I'll start with Airpods .. really cool device sadly one color but not the end of the world, unless your a kid and kids seem to have a different point of view on things .. they just tell it like they see it .. I went out and picked up some airpods .. they cme with some charge so I was like great I can try them out. out of the package was this cool little case and there they were inside help in place by magnets.. hmm I like that .. I put them on and the device auto connected basically after confirming in bluetooth menu of the iphone 7 I had.
I tried to listen to music, they sounded great, battery life really good, talk on the phone they were good but seemed to have a lot of treble and high end tones. not too much bass or mid,
but when listening to music .. it was perfectly balanced. Kinda weird I know .. ok fine .. cary on I thought .. all was well - they stayed in my ear fine for the most part .. but slowly I had to fix them and ge them back in place more and more. I started getting annoyed. And it was down hill from there .. I went to look in the mirror witht he airpods on and it looked so dumb with these things hanging down, cut off...
then kid walks into the room and says you look werid with those on what are they, I said earphones .. that looks really werid. Right then I relized if a kid was saying that it must look exeedingly odd, back to the store they went.
- iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
So I got a iPhone 7 4.7 at launch and its been a solid device no real problems of any kind to report, volume is a little low with bluetooth
I tried the camera and took some pretty nice photos, recorded music and clips with the phone, also took panorama photos
the force touch is suppose to be really useful I hear but personally never used it even once for anything, screen is cleana nd clear video good, signal decent, WIFI decent .. this is not a blackberry 9000 lol so its decent at best. iPhone 7 is a good all round device for the average user.. The matt black looks good, the home button is kinda odd because it needs power to actually work .. its a force touch home button but not a big deal..
The iPhone 7 plus 5.5 inch device is just more of the same but the camera lens is way better .. optical zoom and better quality photos and video overall. It has more room to do everything, Its suppose to have a bit more battery life but for the most part they are pretty close.
I see the iPhone 8 / 8 plus and X is announced, I have been ABC ing all these devices with samsung galaxy s8, note 8 and LG G6 amongst other devices.
The Apple iPhone 8 / 8 plus and X Chipset Bionic A11 are made by Apple this time around, instead of samsung or intel. The new devices carry LTE advanced in the networking area as well, the cameras are improved on the iphone 8/8 plus with true tone delivering a nicer more correct eye expereince for the user. They ported this idea from the iPad to iPhone .. sounds like if it worked there why not bring it over to the iPhone lol. the 8/8 plus are the IPS panels, where the iPhone X is a super amoled of sorts, that is a good aand bad box of cookies. The Galaxy S8 has a super amoled screen and it is experiencing "Burin-in" on some devices. So this is not a good thing .. remember plasma panels same thing happend to thos TV devices. Now having said that .. samsung is not building the panels for the X, LG is so maybe it will be somewhat better this round, but history is history on Super amoled.
The iPhone 8 / 8 plus are going to be FAST , well built devices - seeing how its the last thing Steve Jobs conceived, they will be the most polished iPhone devices to date in that form factor.
The iPhone X on the other hand is a different device with Super Amoled and edge to edge display ish.. lol they left a notch out on time which in the opinion of this writer .. looks retarded hahah but what ever .. bad design in my opinion. I wonder what johnny ives is doing these days because he is not working on iphone X .. other wise I dont think it would have looked like that, maybe he is retired.
Al lthe technology they are adding to the new phone is cool but way too expensive, AR: Augmented Reality is neat, and should be cool for games but for how many? .. if you know what I mean..
The day to day operations of the iPhone is changing dues to IOS 11 update just released. The Control Center is active from bottom on iphone 7 still, the top drag brinds the shade down. There are some cool options added to the messages app int he try there is a bunch of options like google maps, App store, drop box etc.
I noticed there are some IOS transitions going from window to window now .. not sure if I like that, havent found a place to edit those transitions yet either. Some pople have mentioned good batetry life on the IOS 11 I am not sure its as good as the IOS 10. more things may be on in the background, you have to go check all that everytime you upgrade a OS on a mobile device to make sure your desireed settings are still in tact. IOS 11 seems like a smooth update thus far, I may post more updates on the IOS 11 down the road as I am using it - this experience is on iPhone 7, we wil most likely have an iPhone 8 to report on down the road.
in case you didnt know or were not paying attention in last few years.. iPhones connect on WiFi AC routers or better .. if your on a G, N it problemy wont work well. So make sure you have a current router for your home or business network.
September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote, the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater.
1:00 PM Monday, Eastern Time (ET) So the Live even is almost here its going to be an awesome time I am sure with the brand new Apple Park opening and fist iPhone Launch .. I can only imagine the fun .. we are suppose to hear about he iPhone 7S and iPhone 8 and probably a whole bunch other coolness.
have you seen the apple park pictures ! pretty cool stuff to say the least .. its going to be a party and a half lol