German court bans sales of iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Qualcomm case

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Apple is appealing the ban of iPhones in China due to the lawsuits between it an Qualcomm and now a German court has ruled against Apple.

A court in Germany has ruled in favor of Qualocmm and this affects sales of Apples iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 handsets in Germany, the iPhone XS and XR are not affected.

Apple is appealing the ruling and the company has issued an official statement which you can see below.

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. All iPhone models remain available to customers through carriers and resellers in 4,300 locations across Germany. During the appeal process, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models will not be available at Apple’s 15 retail stores in Germany. iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will remain available in all our stores.

So Apple has had to stop selling the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 handsets in Germany whilst it appeals the ruling, it will be interesting to see what happens.

Source Apple

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