Apple to Resolve Qualcomm’s Patent Dispute Through a Software Update in China
The ongoing dispute between Apple and Qualcomm has lead the Chinese court to ban sales of older iPhones – from iPhone 6s – iPhone X, a couple of days ago. However, Apple has said it would be continuing to sell these iPhones despite the ban in the Chinese market. This ban was a result of victory to Qualcomm in winning a preliminary junction in the court. A new report from Reuters reveals that the same Chinese court has imposed a ban on the latest iPhone XS and iPhone XR as well.
Previously these models weren’t included in the models violating two patents held by Qualcomm, which were the intellectual property of the chipmaker. The report further explains Apple would roll out software updates to its ban imposed iPhones in an attempt to fix possible issues. Apple will start rolling out these updates starting next week, which would most likely address ‘possible concern about their compliance with the court order.’ These updates will further address the minor functionality of the two patents issued by Qualcomm in the court.
The reports moreover suggest that the Cupertino tech giant has also filed a request for reconsideration of the courts ruling of imposing the ban on iPhones. On the other hand, the industry’s leading chip maker Qualcomm has adhered on the ban of Apple iPhones.