According to media reports published by CNBC, Apple has appealed against the judgement of the Chinese court that imposed a ban on the sale and import of most iPhone models after allowing Qualcomm an injunction against Apple, a smashing declaration in the middle of the trade brawl between the two tech giants the US and China.
Apple has reportedly accused Qualcomm of resorting to unfair means by imposing tricks, that encompasses insistence of a patent that had already been rendered null and void by international courts, and other patents that it had never before used.
Apple in a press statement clearly asserted that Qualcomm is desperately making efforts to ban Apple products with a frantic approach. It should be mentioned here that their illegal practices a real ready investigated by the leading regulators around the world.
The ban does not hold for the recently launched iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus or iPhone XR, because of their unavailability at the time the American microchip maker, Qualcomm, filed its lawsuit.
The ruling was announced publicly on Monday but put into effect last week, but Apple said in a statement that all iPhone models remain available in China.
The phones affected by the ban cover about 10 per cent to 15 per cent of current iPhone sales in China, according toDaniel Ives, the analyst at Wed bush Securities. The court acknowledged a pair of introductory mandates requested by Qualcomm.
According to Qualcomm, Apple is claimed to violate two of its patents in the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Qualcomm affirms that the patents would give freedom to the users to edit and resize photos on the phone and to manage apps by using a touchscreen. The practical effect of the injunction is still in darkness.
Don Rosenberg from general counsel for Qualcomm was seen saying that Qualcomm has the right to solicit enforcement oft he orders through enforcement tribunals that are part of the Chinese court system if they find the iPhone maker contravening the laws.
Qualcomm accepted the judgement with whole-heartedness, bashing Apple for using their technology.
Apple and Qualcomm are engaged in legal hassles across the world. Billions of dollars from both the parties have been wasted, and each side has claimed some victories.