The American company Apple actually left without the Chinese market — the court forbade her to sell the old iPhone model in China. We are talking about models 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 and X Plus, the new model, which Apple introduced in September 2018, the prohibition will not apply, said the Financial Times.
The reason for the ban was the trial with another U.S. company Qualcomm, which manufactures chips. A Chinese court, which was the proceedings of two companies from the United States, sided with Qualcomm, and ruled that Apple violated two patents of chip maker.
One patent is associated with the possibilities of the smartphone to edit photos, the second with the applications using the touch screen. New models do not fall under the ban due to the fact that at the time of filing a claim they didn’t even exist in principle, however, is not the only lawsuit against Apple, Qualcomm, proceedings will continue.
At the same time, Apple argued that the ban on the sale applies to old models with the old operating system, then there is a simple OS update to iOS 12 actually should overturn the injunction on the import and sale of the stated models in China. Apple also promised to use all legal means to reverse this decision.
Apple and Qualcomm in recent years, regularly suing in different jurisdictions. In the beginning of 2018 Apple won against Qualcomm court in Europe — the European Commission demanded the chipmaker to pay $ 1.2 billion penalty for market dominance and the imposition of its services. Qualcomm is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of components for mobile devices, chips and processors are in smartphones and tablets Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Asus and so on.
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