Qualcomm is clearly riding high on its victory against Apple earlier this week. In an effort to keep the momentum going against the company at Cupertino, the company is now asking the Chinese courts to ban sales of the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max.
To recap; earlier this week, the Intermediate People’s Court had determined it was likely Apple had infringed on two of Qualcomm’s patents. Apps that dealt with photo resizing and app management. At the end of it, the court had enough evidence against Apple and proceeded to slap the brand with a sales and import ban for several iPhone models. This includes the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and X.
Unsurprisingly, Apple didn’t take this sitting down, and is currently appealing the initial ruling. If anything, the fruit company still continues to devices iPhone models that can run iOS 12 by the exploitation of a loophole.
According to Apple, the injunction only applies to devices that are incapable of running anything beyond iOS 11. Something that all the aforementioned iPhone models are already capable of. But even that logic is contestable, as the ruling itself is focused on the specific iPhone models, and not the OS installed on them.