Apple responded that some models were banned
Apple responded that some models were banned: an appeal has been filed, hoping to overturn the Chinese iPhone ban
Yesterday, Qualcomm accused Apple of infringing on two patents: when users browse the mobile app, they can reformat the size and appearance of the photo and manage the app on the touch screen. In addition, Qualcomm requested a sales ban on Apple.
It is understood that these two preliminary bans were approved by the Intermediate People's Court of Fuzhou, China on Monday. The court has issued a preliminary ban on Apple's import and sale of iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X in the Chinese market.
However, Apple responded that Chinese consumers can still buy all models of iPhone products. And Apple has appealed, hoping to overturn the iPhone sales ban in China.
On September 18th, the lawsuit between Qualcomm and Apple began to be formally submitted for trial. Qualcomm has demanded that Apple-infringing iPhones be sold in the US because it has infringed Qualcomm-related patents.
At the end of October, Qualcomm again brought Apple to court and sued Apple for arrears of patent fees of $7 billion.
It is understood that as of mid-June 2018, Apple and Qualcomm have played more than 50 patent lawsuits around the world. These lawsuits are located in 16 jurisdictions in 6 different countries.
Earlier, Apple said it has begun to switch to Intel chips, and its first iPhone products supporting 5G networks will also use the Intel 8110 chip. This means that Apple will not be able to enjoy the first wave of Qualcomm 5G network dividends, and it will not be able to launch a mobile phone supporting 5G network in 2020 at the earliest.