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 banning the sale of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR in China.
The earlier Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court of China initially ruled that Apple "may" violate two Qualcomm patents related to image alignment and application management, including the iPhone 6S.The 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X models that benefit from the above patents will be temporarily forbidden to import and sell. And right nowAppleIn addition to complaining, they actually continue to sell all the models on the market.AppleThis policy applies only to devices that use iOS 11, and all models listed in the ban can run iOS 12, so this move did not violate any regulations. However, the Financial Times pointed out that the decision did not actually mention any operating system, but clearly emphasized a specific model, so the current move of Apple may be claimed to be in the gray area.
Although Apple has actually violated Qualcomm's patents, the court is still considering it. But perhaps the ban on sales is enough for Apple to consider whether it will be in line with Qualcomm. Indeed, this patent war was first launched by Apple. At that time, the company believed that Qualcomm had used the leading position in the processor market and arbitrarily increased the cost of its patents, and therefore issued a charge that the war between the two sides had spread to the rest of the world. However, in terms of government results, such as the United States and South Korea, they have decided that Qualcomm has the advantage of monopolizing the market and arbitrarily charging equipment manufacturers excessive fees. In general, Apple is still a customer of the current victory.