Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

According to a new report by Reuters, Qualcomm is now trying to ban the sale of the iPhone XS and iPhone XR in the country, too. Apple warned that the ban would hurt manufacturers like Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. - known also as Foxconn - and other suppliers. Even if Apple does force all iPhone users in China to upgrade to the current version of iOS, Qualcomm is still seeking a settlement.

Apple states that, "based on the iPhone models we offer today in China, we believe we are in compliance". 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. Qualcomm has now filed a plea to Chinese courts requesting another injunction against Apple's newest handsets, the iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max.

It's easy to harangue Apple for its gravitation toward proprietary hardware and near criminal prices - which we do - even we have to admit the Cupertino-based company's W1 chip promotes a seamless Bluetooth audio experience for ... Qualcomm disagrees, and states that the alleged infringing software features are still on iOS 12.

Ultimately, it will be up to the Chinese courts to decide if this future software update will be enough to avoid the sales ban.

The initial ban won by Qualcomm earlier this week included the iPhone 6 through to the iPhone X.

But Apple isn't ready to capitulate to Qualcomm's demands.

Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban
Apple preps iOS update as Qualcomm demands iPhone XS ban

Now, however, it appears that Apple has an elegant solution for the issue - a software update.

Apple hasn't commented on Qualcomm's latest strike, but the firm essentially ignored the original injunction, arguing that the case only applies to devices running iOS 11.

In addition to the Chinese case, it's filed complaints against Apple in Munich and Mannheim, Germany, and lodged another one with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington.

"Apple and many other companies, consumers, and government will suffer truly irreparable harm", it says.

"We respect the Fuzhou court and its ruling", said Apple in the statement.




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