Apple stops selling iPhone 7 and 8 in Germany, following a decision by the Munich District Court. In the court measure, it was concluded that the company of the battered apple violated Qualcomm's patents.
The judgment was announced in December, but in order to be effective, Qualcomm was supposed to invest $ 1,500 million. And so did it yesterday afternoon. Therefore, from now on, the models of the iPhone 7 and 8 will no longer be seen in Apple's official stores in Germany; but the rest of the equipment will continue to be sold.
It is not entirely clear whether the blockade will extend to third parties who sell this equipment. Qualcomm said this court decision also applies in those cases, although Apple said the equipment would be available through mobile operators and resale stores, as reported On the edge.
The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm lasts several twists and turns. In 2017, Apple accused Qualcomm of charging excessive prices for its chips. That company, in turn, sued the Cupertino giant for patents in various parts of the world. It is therefore trying to expand the bloc that will now reign in Germany, China and the United States.