Qualcomm is banning a ban on importing and selling iPhones in China. Last week, the judge agreed to a ban from iPhone to iPhone X 6s. With a new lawsuit, Qualcomm is now also trying to ban the 2018 models. However, Apple has not removed the models from the sale and is now working on a software update to bypass the decision.
iOS update in China
The company from Cupertino has asked the judge in China to review the ruling. In the background, it is working hard on a software update for iOS users in China. According to Apple, this update deprives “the possible concerns about compliance with the ruling”. The separate version of iOS, which will only roll out in China, is expected in the course of next week.
That’s what the company reported to news agency today. In addition, the company made it clear that, according to its own conscience, it does not exceed the court’s decision with the sale of the current models.
No “Permanent Damage” Qualcomm
Last week, Qualcomm judged in the case against Apple right. The decision was that iPhones up to and including the iPhone X should no longer be sold. Qualcomm and Apple seem to interpret this statement differently. Where the chip maker clearly sees that the iPhones are no longer allowed to be sold, according to Apple this is more nuanced. Because even though there is a ban with immediate effect, Qualcomm would not suffer “permanent damage” if Apple continues to sell the iPhones. And that is precisely why a judge, in a complicated case like this, normally does not make provisional statements. What it has done now.
Apple Outlines A Doom Scenario
According to Apple, not only would your own company be banned. The Chinese manufacturers, consumers and the state, who receive tax on this, are also the victims of the ban. Qualcomm would have paid an amount of $ 34.54 million in Apple to cover financial losses. The company behind the iPhone would be willing to pay back the double amount to suspend the ban. In the meantime, Qualcomm demands that the latest iPhones in China should also be banned.