Today, 10 December, Qualcomm announced that it has won a court case to ban sales of iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 and X Plus in mainland China. Reported by Business Insider. As a reason to force the display of the smartphones from local retail American manufacturer of processors called a violation by Apple in the development and design of branded devices at least two patents that do not belong.
The court’s decision to ban sales of the seven models of the iPhone is the pre, because Apple has a right of appeal to the appellate court. That is what, apparently, counting in Cupertino, because it is not afraid to release a public letter to consumers with the Qualcomm rebuttal statements and promise to keep all machines in sale in the territory of the people’s Republic of China.
As Apple will bypass the sales ban on iPhone
To circumvent the sales ban, Apple will allow iOS 12. The thing is that the Qualcomm patents, which allegedly used the company relate to the implementation of the software of smartphones, whose composition has been revised in the current version of the operating system. Therefore, in order to formally fulfill the requirement of a court, in Cupertino, even if you lose on appeal, it will be recalled, the parties smartphones that are not yet updated, or do it remotely.
Ban sales of iPhone 8, 8 and X Plus in theory could have a negative impact on the position of Apple in the Chinese market, reducing the sales of branded devices even more. As reported by industry analysts, because of the high prices of the flagship model of the iPhone current generation of consumers from China (and not only they) prefer to buy last year’s devices, which are still available in abundance in the selection of local retailers.