The ongoing battle between Qualcomm and Apple has finally come to an end.
Apple has finally decided to pull the sales of their popular iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from all its German websites and stores because of the ruling of the District Court of Munich. According to the ruling, it has been made sure that the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 7 were basically infringing on the intellectual property of Qualcomm. This infringing was on the power saving for the smartphone which Qualcomm has initially designed.
The ruling of the court was last month in Germany, where Qualcomm made sure to request the court a total of 1.34 billion euro in the form of security bonds before the whole thing will be enforced. Apple has been able to quickly remove the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 from all the Apple stores of Germany and Apple website of Germany. The only mobiles of Apple which are now available on the official website are the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max.
The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 is missing from the official website. Apple has come out with a statement where they have confirmed that they are not happy with the judgment and the only thing that is left to do is appeal the ruling. The court has also made it very clear that as long as the case will be in court, Apple will not be able to sell iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in any of their retail chains.
The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 will still be available on other third party websites or other stores selling mobile phones. It has still not been made clear if all the third party mobile carriers will be able to sell the phone or not.
Apple has also been very much clear that they have nothing to do with the infringement of the power saving technology and they will keep on fighting this case until and unless they receive a judgment in their favor. This ban is specifically for Germany.
Apple will be selling all its phones normally in all the other countries. Apple was the first to accuse Qualcomm of infringement and the whole thing has ended up backfiring on them. Apple will be facing a very similar situation in China in the near future.