Re: Wrong - read
Wrong? If you're referencing Ammaross Danan's post, I don't agree.
Lets look at some facts:
The iPhone 4S uses a Qualcomm baseband chip
The iPhone 4S was NOT the subject of the Motorola ban in Germany rumored to be because its a Qualcomm chip powering the radio.
The iPhone 3GS / 4 (maybe more) uses an Infineon baseband chip
Motorola changes their licensing terms with Qualcomm's license with Apple
Motorola offers the FRAND license to which Apple decline.
The iPhone 4S chip is licensed through Qualcomm and unaffected. I guess its iicensed through Qualcomm.
The iPhone 3GS / 4 chip now requires separate licensing. I can only guess it was licensed before..
My guess would be that Apple is trying to license the 3GS and 4 through the Qualcomm license. (Purely my interpretation with the evidence)
I have however just found that late 2011, the 3GS uses another different baseband chip, a Toshiba one - see Wikipedia.
While we're here, many of the major phone makers have contributed years of R&D to various telephony standards. Why should a newcomer ie. Apple, pay the same as say Nokia / Moto who have pumped billions in R&D over many years. Cross licensing is what makes this situation extremely complex.