Apple will launch a software update for iPhones in China to solve patents problem with Qualcomm


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Earlier this week, Qualcomm asked the Chinese government to ban the sale of some iPhone models in the country. As a result, Apple announced a few hours ago that it will launch a software update to resolve any possible patent infringement.

In a statement to Reuters, Apple says software updates will be extended to affected devices in China early next week.

“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 addressing the minor functionality of the two patents at issue in the case.”

Although Qualcomm said that the injunction against Apple “would prohibit the import and sale of almost all iPhone models in China,” that has been the case at the moment.

Apple issued a statement earlier this week saying that “all iPhone models are still available for our customers in China” and, to this day, that remains true. The court order was based on two patents and apparently it referred only to the versions before iOS 12.

Recall thath Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, filed its case against Apple in China in late 2017, saying the iPhone maker infringed patents on features related to resizing photographs and managing apps on a touch screen.

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