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Apple Appeals Court Order Banning iPhone Sales In China

The spat between Qualcomm and Apple is showing signs of becoming the new Apple Vs Samsung - a falling out that kept lawyers busy for many years.

The patents relate to features which allow users to adjust and reformat the size and appearance of photographs, and to manage applications using a touch screen when viewing, navigating and dismissing apps on their phones.

"Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us". At the end of it, the court had enough evidence against Apple and proceeded to slap the brand with a sales and import ban for several iPhone models. Just a few days after the company secured an injunction against older iPhone models in China, the Financial Times reports that the company is now looking to secure a new injunction which would prevent Apple from selling the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max in China. "It's all a game of high-stakes poker and Apple is going to fight this Qualcomm case with an iron fist", said Daniel Ives, an analyst at Wedbush. RT has reached out to Apple, Qualcomm and their lawyers for confirmation.

The move marked the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between the two California tech giants playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide.

However, this Monday a Chinese court ruled to block the sale of some older iPhone models.

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The San Diego County Sheriff's Department, for its part, was "responding to each reported threat as though it is valid", said Lt. Police in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and Winnipeg , as well as several RCMP detachments, are all investigating multiple threats.

An Apple statement to AFP called Qualcomm's effort a "desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world".

On Monday, Apple filed a request for the court to reconsider its decision. The Chinese government "may suffer hundreds of thousands of tax losses" from the iPhone ban because of lost taxes from sales of the devices, it said, citing estimates of 50 million units sold in the country in 2017.

China, Hong Kong and Taiwan accounted for about a fifth of Apple's $265.6 billion (roughly Rs. 19 lakh crores) in sales in its most recent fiscal year.

The Information notes that Apple is still in the early stages of developing this chip, so don't expect to see this modem in an iPhone anytime soon.

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