According to the Financial Times, a few days after the Chinese courts banned the sale of old iPhone phones, Qualcomm reiterated its demand to continue to ban the sale of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR in China.
Earlier, China's Fuzhou Intercultural People's Court initially ruled that Apple "allegedly" violated two Qualcomm patents related to photo customization and application management, including iPhone 6S.6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X models that benefit from the aforementioned patents will temporarily bans the import and sale. And right nowAppleIn fact, in addition to their attractiveness, they continue to sell all models on the market.AppleThis provision only applies to devices running iOS 11 and all prohibited models may run iOS. 12, so this step does not violate any rules. However, the Financial Times pointed out that the decision did not actually mention any operating system, but instead clearly identified the particular model, Apple's current operation could be considered as a gray area.
Although Apple has in fact infringed Qualcomm's patents, it is still pending. But perhaps the pressure on sales ban is enough for Apple to consider whether it will be aligned with Qualcomm. In fact, this patent war was first launched by Apple. At that time, the company believed that Qualcomm used the processor market's leading position and arbitrarily withdrew its patent costs, so it issued a charge that the war on both sides spread to the rest of the world. However, in terms of results, governments such as the United States and South Korea have decided that Qualcomm has the advantage of monopolizing the market and arbitrarily charging equipment manufacturers with excessive fees. Overall, Apple is still a winner of the current winner.