Apple boss Tim Cook was snapped in an interview with Jim Cramer of CNBC on Tuesday in Qualcomm, which left little chance for an agreement in the ongoing litigation of the companies.
Cook also criticized marketing tactics allegedly employed by Qualcomm. The New York Times reported in November that Qualcomm had hired Definers Public Affairs to write and disseminate false stories about Apple in an attempt to confuse national policy lines. That's not how things should work, "Cook said.
Qualcomm and CEO Steve Mollenkopf have repeatedly stated that the company expects to settle the dispute with Apple out of court, reports from and around Apple have denied this likelihood.
" We have not had any arguments since the third calendar quarter of last year, "Cook said Tuesday," I'm not sure where the thinking comes from. "
Qualcomm did not respond to a request for comment.
Cook also responded to Apple's naysayers on Tuesday, saying Apple's ecosystem had never been stronger. Cook said he remains optimistic that the trade tensions between the US and China will be resolved.
-Reuters contributed to this report.