The German Court prohibited selling old iPhone models

Reuters reported that a German court ruled that Apple infringed a Qualcomm patent, and prohibited it from selling certain iPhone models in Germany. The ban applies to models 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X. it will not take effect if Apple files an appeal. Qualcomm chip manufacturer accuses Apple of violating its patents and seeks to ban iPhone sales in different countries. 

Last week, it became known that on November 30, a Chinese court issued a preliminary ban on the sale of iPhone models from 6s to X due to the violation of two patents. One patent relates to the photo editing function and the other to the touch screen control of applications. Later, Qualcomm asked the court to prohibit in China sales of the iPhone XS, Max XS and XR for the same reason. But Apple has not admitted his guilt and said that all iPhone models are still available in China. Apple also hopes to circumvent the ban by updating the smartphone software. 

The ban in Germany is related to a patent for a function that helps to save battery power during sending and receiving wireless signals. Apple hopes that the software update devices in Germany will allow it to settle the claim Qualcomm. 

American regulators admitted that Apple has violated one of its patents, but recommended not to prohibit the sale of smartphones.

Tom Tompson

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