Apple adopts its second order on the iPhone in as many weeks in another outcome from its patent quotas with Qualcomm.
The chipmaker has won a sales offer against iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from Apple's 15 first-party stores in Germany. The devices contain Intel-designed modems manufactured by contractor Qorvo, which Qualcomm believes has violated one of the patents on envelope tracking.
Apple has agreed to hold back its share as it appeals to the decision. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Qualcomm has to pay the Munich court 668.4 million euros to enforce the ban.
Some legal experts are wondering that Qualcomm can apply for the ban applies to its dealers and to newer models like the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
Earlier this month, a Chinese court ruled in favor of Qualcomm on the same grounds and issued a ban on models between iPhone 6s and iPhone 8. The company attempted to force the United States to ban iPhone sales, but has so far failed.
With regard to the German case, Qorvo issued a statement saying it was allowed to witness in the United States but was prevented from doing so in Munich. The case goes on.
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