In Germany can shoot with the iPhone 7 and 8. Blame Qualcomm

Qualcomm won a lawsuit from Apple in Germany is now an American company will be obliged to remove from the shelves in the country the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.

Patent fee in favor of the manufacturer of the chips 20 December upheld the regional court of Munich. In its decision, the judges stated that Apple supplier, company, Qorvo, has violated the patent on Qualcomm’s technology of saving energy when you turn off the modem for cellular communications.

That Apple has removed from sale two models of the iPhone, Qualcomm will have to fulfill a number of conditions. The main one is making a Deposit in the amount of 668 million euros. However, this will not put an end to future smartphones. Apple has the opportunity to appeal to higher court. The company will retain sales Phone XS iPhone XS and XR Max iPhone, since smartphones were made without the involvement of Qualcomm technologies.

The new solution is not the first court victory for Qualcomm. Previously, the company made the decision to ban sales of older iPhone models in China. However, Apple interpreted the decision on his own and cost the awarding of software update, not a reduced range of products.

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Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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