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Apple Plans to Roll Out iOS Update to Resolve Qualcomm Infringement Case

Apple has some bad news. It has faced a court ban in China due to some of its iPhone models regarding alleged infringement of Qualcomm patents. This was reported on Friday. The software updates will be rolled out to the users as a way of resolving these potential issues.

Apple, in a statement to Reuters, said that it will roll out the software updates at the beginning of next week where it will address all possible concerns regarding the compliance with the order.

Earlier during the week, Qualcomm revealed that a Chinese court had previously placed a ban on sales of few older Apple iPhone models due to the violation of two of its patents. Apple said thus-“Based on the iPhone models we offer today in China, we believe we are in compliance. Early next week we will deliver a software update for iPhone users in China which will address the minor functionality of the two patents at issue with respect to the case.

This case was brought by Qualcomm and is part of a global patent dispute between the two US giants which includes dozens of lawsuits. It created uncertainty regarding Apple’s business in one of the biggest markets at the time of this concern.

Qualcomm has issued a statement that the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has found that Apple infringed two of its patents which were actually held by the chipmaker and further took action by immediately putting a ban on the sales of older iPhone models, which started from the 6S through the X models. Qualcomm filed its case in China at the end of 2017, stating that Apple infringed patents on features which were related to resizing photographs and managing apps on a touchscreen device.

Apple counter-argued that all of its phone models were available on sale in mainland China and has also filed a request to reconsider the decision with the court. In addition to this, all the models appeared to be present to be purchased on Apple’s China website on Friday.

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