This is another chapter in the patent war between Apple and Qualcomm. After Qualcomm's victory in China, Germany joined the battle and also proved the American equipment supplier.
As Reuters reports, a German court has stated that Apple is violating Qualcomm's patents on all of its Intel and Qorvo chipsets. This patent would be responsible for "helping smartphones save energy when sending and receiving wireless signals". However, the decision will not come into force if Apple appeals, which they have already done.
In a statement posted on its German site, Apple confirmed that it was "disappointed by this verdict," while attacking the processor manufacturer, saying "the Qualcomm campaign is a desperate attempt to divert attention from the real issues between our companies. . Their tactics, in the courts and in their day-to-day activities, undermine innovation and harm consumers. ".
"Qualcomm insists that exorbitant royalties be collected on the basis of work that is not real and governments around the world are investigating their behavior," Apple said in a statement.
These statements are consistent with those of Steven Rogers, Legal Director of Intel, on one of the company's blogs, in which he states that "Qualcomm's goal is not to claim their intellectual property rights but rather to exclude competition from competition ".
Apple has confirmed that "all iPhone models are still available to customers through operators and merchants in 4,300 sites in Germany", but that during the legal process, the iPhone 7 (Plus) and iPhone 8 ( Plus) will no longer be available at the 15 Apple Retail Stores in Germany. On the other hand, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will continue to be available in other stores.
In China, Apple is preparing a simple software update to counter the ban on the sale of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
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