Dec 10, 2018

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

Chinese chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X. The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech giants over intellectual property. Apple says all of its iPhone models remain on sale in the country. The court found Apple had violated two of Qualcomm's patents - one regarding photograph resizing and the other related to how apps are managed on a touch screen. Apple responded that the attempted ban was "Another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world". In January 2017, Apple filed two lawsuits against Qualcomm, claiming it had abused its dominant market position as a chip-maker.

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