According to Reuters and CNBC, a German court today ruled that some iPhone models featured with Intel modems infringe Qualcomm's patents. The court has issued an initial sales ban, influenced by the ban, Apple has confirmed will stop selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models in Germany.



Judge Matthias Zigann ruled Thursday that Apple infringed Qualcomm's patent on iPhones with Intel and Apple supplier Qorvo moderns violated one of Qualcomm's patents so-called "envelope tracking," a feature that helps preserve battery life when sending and receiving wireless signals, however, there's no doubt that Apple will definitely appeal. Apple's statement via CNBC:
Qualcomm's campaign is a desperate attempt to distract from the real issues between our companies. Their tactics, in the courts and in their everyday business, are harming innovation and harming consumers. Qualcomm insists on charging exorbitant fees based on work they didn't do and they are being investigated by governments all around the world for their behavior. We are of course disappointed by this verdict and we plan to appeal.
In the statement, Apple stated that the latest iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR can still be purchased normally, while iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models will no longer be available through the Apple Store, but consumers can purchase it from authorized resellers and carriers. Apple is also dealing with similar legal issues in China, but continue selling these models in China.

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