Qualcomm Seeks to Ban Sale of iPhone XS, XR in China Too

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.


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  • Daekar

    13 December, 2018 - 8:57 am

    <p>This is exactly what they <em>should</em> do if they actually believe their case is legitimate. </p><p><br></p><p>Are these actually… "good" patents? Or are they of the "rounded corners" variety?</p>

    • lvthunder

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      13 December, 2018 - 10:27 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#381458">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>I read somewhere that one of the patents has already been struck down so I'm guessing they are of the rounded corners variety as you call them.</p>

    • coeus89

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      13 December, 2018 - 11:38 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#381458">In reply to Daekar:</a></em></blockquote><p>I guess that is for the Court to decide. They don't seem very forthcoming with detailed information.</p>

  • waethorn

    13 December, 2018 - 9:11 am

    <p>This will likely go through because Samsung builds Android phones (and still a few Tizen models) and would likely be persuaded to include spyware for The Party.</p>

    • Simard57

      13 December, 2018 - 9:20 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#381463">In reply to Waethorn:</a></em></blockquote><p>Samsung is a Korean company – not Chinese!</p>

      • waethorn

        13 December, 2018 - 10:09 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#381465">In reply to Simard57:</a></em></blockquote><p>It doesn't matter. To sell in China, companies do what The Party tells them to do.</p>

        • MikeGalos

          13 December, 2018 - 11:56 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#381487">In reply to Waethorn:</a></em></blockquote><p>Ah, you mean like Apple does?</p>

          • waethorn

            13 December, 2018 - 12:35 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#381514">In reply to MikeGalos:</a></em></blockquote><p>Apple tries not to, which is why they went with closed-source software. That's also why they're banned.</p>

          • dontbe evil

            14 December, 2018 - 1:19 pm

            <blockquote><em><a href="#381514">In reply to MikeGalos:</a></em></blockquote><p>exactly</p>

  • dontbe evil

    13 December, 2018 - 9:34 am

    <p>that's what apple deserve</p>

  • provision l-3

    13 December, 2018 - 10:44 am

    <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>

  • PeterC

    13 December, 2018 - 11:44 am

    <p>Qualcomm to apple: You will buy our modem chips, you will stop buying modem chips from Intel, You will stop the R&amp;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>

  • dontbe evil

    14 December, 2018 - 1:18 pm

    <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>

  • locust infested orchard inc

    14 December, 2018 - 6:13 pm

    <p>The day when the iPharce, succeeded by the iNotch, are banned from the global market, will truly be a momentous day for all, save the iSheeple who will shed more than a tear or two, whoops, fleece – ahhh, bless their woolly socks, not.</p>


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