Using the same set of two patents that triggered a sales ban on iOS 11-based iPhones in China, Qualcomm now seeks to ban the sale of the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR in that country too.
“We plan to use the same patents to file suit against the three new iPhone models,” a Qualcomm attorney told The Financial Times.
As you may have seen, Qualcomm on Monday won a sales ban on several iPhone models in China. But the impact of that ban was significantly reduced when it was later revealed to only impact those iPhones still running iOS 11.
Apple had told CNBC that the patent violations were resolved with iOS 12, the latest version of its mobile software. But Qualcomm’s new action suggests that is not the case. And that it far more likely than the previous ban only impacted iOS 11-based iPhones because of the time frame in which the original suit was made.
<blockquote><em><a href="#381514">In reply to MikeGalos:</a></em></blockquote><p>exactly</p>
<p>that's what apple deserve</p>
<p>"<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">But the impact of that ban was significantly reduced when it was later revealed"</span></p><p><br></p><p>This is kinda funny, given that it was part of the ruling and widely reported the same day. </p><p><br></p>
<p>Qualcomm to apple: You will buy our modem chips, you will stop buying modem chips from Intel, You will stop the R&D/manufacture process of making your own modem chips.</p><p><br></p><p>Qualcomm to Intel: You will be barred from making 5G modem chips when we prove you "acquired our IP" from apple and you will back down and let us ship ARM chips for Windows.</p><p><br></p><p>Apple to both Intel and Qualcomm: We are making our own chips. For everything, very soon. Goodbye.</p>
<p><span style="color: rgb(55, 62, 68); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">but but apple was the one who cared so much about patents and intellectual properties… now is just a minor issue?</span></p>