The Chinese government "may suffer hundreds of thousands of tax losses" from the iPhone ban because of lost taxes from sales of the devices, it said, citing estimates of 50 million units sold in the country in 2017. Apple warned that the ban would hurt manufacturers like Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. - known also as Foxconn - and other suppliers.
"We plan to use the same patents to file suit against the three new iPhone models" Jiang Hongyi, a lawyer at Lexfield Law Offices who is representing Qualcomm, told the Financial Times. Qualcomm has now filed a plea to Chinese courts requesting another injunction against Apple's newest handsets, the iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max.
Apple to Resolve Qualcomm's Patent Dispute Through a Software Update in China
Apple, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm patents, said on Friday (Dec 14) it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues.
Apple's W1 chip: What is it, and why don't Android users get a bite?However, Apple must have changed its mind, as now it is pushing an update.
Qualcomm and Apple disagree about whether the court order means iPhone sales must be halted.
French police kill Strasbourg shooting suspect
The people who died in the attack included a Thai tourist, 45-year-old Anupong Suebsamarn, according to the Thai Foreign Ministry. Prosecutors have launched a terrorism investigation into the shooting, but authorities have not yet confirmed a motive.
Ultimately, it will be up to the Chinese courts to decide if this future software update will be enough to avoid the sales ban.
Apple has asked a Chinese court to reconsider the ban.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm is pushing even harder on Apple, apparently emblazoned by the preliminary injunctions win this week. Qualcomm has not provided us with details of the specific patents Apple has infringed, but software patents often cover broad, vaguely worded concepts, leaving it open to interpretation which software might infringe them.
Russian spy Maria Butina pleads guilty in USA court
A sentencing date was not set yet, as Butina had cooperated with investigators, but a status hearing date was set for February 12. Butina allegedly developed a personal relationship with an NRA-linked Republican activist, Paul Erickson , and lived with him.
The ban comes as the trade war between the USA and China rages on. There are more than a dozen lawsuits around the globe that both the companies are meddling with each other. "We will pursue all our legal options through the courts".
Raheem Sterling named Premier League Player of the Month
If action isn't taken then we support the suggestion that sports people stage a media blackout. Paul Ince says it is imperative there is no complacency in football's fight against racism.