Despite statements of the head of Qualcomm that conflict with Apple in the near future should be settled, the company achieved a ban on several models of Apple’s smartphones in China. The reason for this was the violation of two patents.
Preliminary injunction blocking the import and sale of seven models of iPhone. Among them: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. this prohibition does not apply to the newer models, and does not affect the production of smartphones. Thus, it is possible to say that the restriction will affect only the domestic Chinese market. However, even in this case, the Apple business will be seriously harmed.
Representatives of Apple company in an official statement called the actions of Qualcomm’s “another desperate move by a company whose illegal actions are being investigated by regulators around the world.” The cupertinos are planning to continue to prove its position in court.
Than in end to end confrontation between the two technology companies is difficult to predict. However, just the news of the victory Qualcomm has negatively affected the share value of Apple. Securities Apple company on the stock exchange in new York fell 1.7%.