Apple to rush software update in China, as Qualcomm case drumming sales ban


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Apple to rush software update in China, as Qualcomm case drumming sales ban

In the wake of an upcoming whiplash in the sales of some iPhone models, followed by Qualcomm’s accusation of alleged infringement of patents, the Apple Inc. would soon push the users to update their software, as an attempt to resolve the potential patent issues.

In a statement, the Apple Inc. said that they would be carrying out the software updates at the start of the next week for addressing any possible concern regarding their compliance with the order. Earlier this week, the Qualcomm told that a Chinese court ruling had banned some of Apple’s iPhone model’s sale in China, as they had been violating two patents and stealing a technology that helps to perform the batteries better.

However, the intellectual property lawyers mentioned that it would likely to take time to enforce the entire banned. In response to the accusation of patent violation, Apple said, “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”. The Qualcomm’s general counsel, Don Rosenberg stated, “Apple continues to disregard and violate the Fuzhou court’s orders despite the planned software changes.

They are legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale and importation of the devices identified in the orders and to prove compliance in court. ”