Foreign Media: Why can Apple publicly sell the iPhone under the ban of sale in China?

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 Foreign Media: Why can Apple publicly sell the iPhone under the ban of sale in China?


Reference News Network reported on Dec. 11 that overseas media said Qualcomm and Apple had been entangled in lawsuits for many years. Recently, some of Apples iPhones were banned in mainland China, but Morgan Stanley, a Wall Street investment bank, believed that this had little impact on Apple and could not have a substantial impact on Apple.

According to Taiwans Juheng website on December 11, the Fuzhou Intermediate Peoples Court ruled on December 10 that Apple infringed two Qualcomm patents and banned the sale of some iPhone phones in mainland China, including the models of the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 6SPlus, the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7Plus, the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8Plus and the iPhone X.

Apple: All models are sold normally

According to the report, Katy Huberty, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, said the ban would have a rather limited impact on Apple.

According to Hubertys analysis, the ban only applies to mobile phones with iOS 11 system, but up to 70% of Apples mobile phones have been upgraded to iOS 12. More importantly, all the mobile phones sold by Apple now carry iOS 12, which means that the ban will not prohibit the sale of new Apple phones in the mainland.

Apple also responded.

On December 11, the BBC China Network reported that Apple responded that all models of the companys iPhones were still on sale in China.

In response, Apple said the ban was another desperate move by Qualcomm, whose violations are being investigated by regulators around the world. Chinese consumers can still buy all models of the iPhone.

Apple also said, All legal avenues will be sought through the courts.

Both sides have been entangled for a long time.

According to the announcement issued by Qualcomm, the products involved in its intellectual property dispute with Apple include the products of the past generations of Apple mobile phones from the 6S to the X, according to the BBCs Chinese website.

According to Qualcomm, Apple is suspected of infringing Qualcomms two patents, one involving adjusting the size and appearance of photos and the other involving the way applications operate on touch screens.

Qualcomm has long been a partner of Apple, but after Apple and Qualcomm fell into a protracted intellectual property dispute, Apple adopted Intel chips on the next generation of the iPhone, the report said.

Source: Chi Xueying_NN6784, Responsible Editor of Reference Message Network