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Apple to appeal Qualcomm’s attempted iPhone Sale Ban in China

Earlier today, we reported how Qualcomm won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning imports and sales of several Apple iPhone’s in the region.

Unsurprisingly, Apple has since responded with its own statement and is now getting ready to appeal Qualcomm’s attempted ban on the sale of its older iPhone models in China.

Qualcomm’s effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world. All iPhone models remain available for our customers in China.

Qualcomm is asserting three patents they had never raised before, including one which has already been invalidated. We will pursue all our legal options through the courts.

The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court order affects the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, which the court found violated two of Qualcomm’s software-related patents for photograph resizing and touch screen application management.

Apple could update the software to remove the infringing features and continue selling the phones.

The patents enable consumers to adjust and reformat the size and appearance of photographs, and to manage applications using a touch screen when viewing, navigating and dismissing applications on their phones.

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