Apple will update China iPhones to prevent ban, but Qualcomm still fighting

In detail, a Chinese court has ordered Apple to ban sales of some Apple iPhones which are violating the two Qualcomm patents.

Despite Apple's claims that specific iOS versions do not infringe upon patents, Qualcomm is still seeking an injunction against the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR which all ship with iOS 12 installed. The document was submitted in Mandarin with an English translation that Bloomberg verified.

The spat between Qualcomm and Apple is showing signs of becoming the new Apple Vs Samsung - a falling out that kept lawyers busy for many years. On Thursday, Qualcomm confirmed that it has called on the court to enforce the rulings.

The two USA companies are locked in a worldwide dispute over licensing fees that Qualcomm charges for use of technology that the chipmaker says underpins all modern phone systems.

Apple is arguing that a settlement with Qualcomm could be detrimental to China's mobile industry. Qualcomm successfully argued to the Chinese government its intellectual property coverage would protect those handset makers, allowing them to penetrate overseas markets. Qualcomm has even fought back by going after Apple's manufacturing partners for continuing to produce iPhones that are said to be in violation of patents. And it will come at a time when demand for Apple's most important product is slowing.

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The move will also negatively affect Chinese companies like Foxconn and its other vendors who manufacture the iPhone for Apple. There are more than a dozen lawsuits around the globe that both the companies are meddling with each other.

Tax losses would also be caused to the government, Apple says, as it pays millions in feeds for the devices it sells in the country.

The dispute in China comes at a time when Apple's Greater China sales - the third-largest contributor to Apple's revenue by region - are already under pressure as the USA company faces stiff competition from domestic players offering high-spec models with lower price tags than high-end iPhone handsets.

That notwithstanding, Kuo relays that there is a chance iPhone revenue could still increase year over year thanks to Apple's margin-friendly XS models.

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