Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Violating Chinese Court Order; Rules Out Software Update

Qualcomm accused Apple of violating court orders of banning iPhone sales in China. On the other hand, Apple believes it is in compliance with the Chinese court order.

Apple and Qualcomm legal battle is heating up as the global chipmaker accuses the tech giant of violating Chinese court orders. To cut a long story short, Apple was recently hit with a sales ban on older iPhone sales in China. Following this, Apple suggested pushing software updates to users to resolve the potential issues.

However, Qualcomm is not happy with this arrangement and accuses Apple of violating orders issued by the Chinese court.

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Qualcomm Not Happy with Software Updates by Apple

Earlier, chipmaker argued that Apple had violated two Qualcomm software patents and the company had won a preliminary court order to prevent Apple from selling some older iPhone models in China.

Responding to this ban, Apple assured that it would push a software update to iPhones this week. The software update was “to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order.”

Speaking to Reuters, Apple confirmed that the update was pushed on Monday.

On the other hand, Qualcomm’s general counsel Don Rosenberg told Reuters that, “Despite Apple’s efforts to downplay the significance of the order and its claims of various ways it will address the infringement, Apple apparently continues to flout the legal system by violating the injunctions.”

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Rosenberg also added, “Apple’s statements following the issuance of the preliminary injunction have been deliberate attempts to obfuscate and misdirect.”

Qualcomm claims Apple is still violating the court’s orders as the company sells iPhones. According to Rosenberg, “They are legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale and importation of the devices identified in the orders and to prove compliance in court.”

When Reuters approached Apple, the company repeated its earlier statements that Apple believed it is following the orders issued by the Chinese court.

Summing up…

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Other media agencies reported that Apple believed Chinese court imposed a ban only on iPhones with older versions of the iOS operating system. There is no mention of operating systems and focused only on software features in the court order.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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