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Apple will switch iPhone in China to avoid sales bans



Apple says that it will make two major changes to the iPhone software in China to avoid a ban on patent infringement. However, Qualcomm, who owns the relevant patents, says that Apple should immediately stop selling the affected iPhones in that country. [19659009] "[Apple] is legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale and import of the devices identified in the order and prove compliance in court," Qualcomm's Executive Vice President and Secretary General Don Rosenberg said about Apple's trick.

Qualcomm has asked Fuzhou Intermediate Court, which had previously decided for its favor, to enforce its order against iPhone sales.

Apple has meanwhile asked the court to review its decision since the company would lose millions of dollars each day if a ban was to be enforced; Apple told the court that it had made $ 13.3 billion on iPhone sales in China in the first quarter of 2018.

Apple also said it would remove two infringing software features from iPhone next week to meet Qualcomm's legal rights. These features are related to appbytting and touch usage to resize and look like images.

As you may remember, Qualcomm announced yesterday that it had won a patent infringement against Apple in China and that Apple should immediately stop selling iPhone in that country. But a few days later it became apparent that this rule only applied to iPhone running iOS 11. So Qualcomm launched a new package aimed at stopping sales of the new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

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