Qualcomm, after a series of trials with Apple still managed to achieve a ban on iPhone sales in Germany. It should be noted that it is only some models, namely iPhone and iPhone Plus 7/7 8/8 Plus. The court decision has entered into its legal force, however, Qualcomm had to make a security payment in the amount of 1.34 billion euros.
At the time of this writing, Apple has removed the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in Germany. To buy smartphones more can not be in the official online store or at the Apple Store. By the way, the judgment applies to third-party retail network.
At the moment, Apple offers consumers the choice only of the three devices — iPhone XS iPhone XS iPhone Max and XR. All other smartphones were either removed from sale as obsolete, or came under its ban.
Recall that the judicial confrontation between the companies lasts from 2017. As representatives of Qualcomm, Apple has flagrantly violated the agreement, using iPhone several patented technologies in the field of cellular communication. In addition, according to the chip maker, Apple pays a much smaller royalty for the use of intellectual property than it was prescribed by the contract.
However, Apple can still appeal the decision. The company has already filed an appeal and in that case, if the judgment would still be able to challenge Qualcomm will incur a loss in the amount of 1.34 billion euros, which she used as a security Deposit.