Big trouble for Apple’s new iPhones

Apple to update iPhone software after threat of China ban

Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XR Sales Could be Banned in China, As Qualcomm Urges Chinese Courts To Act on

And on Friday, Apple told Reuters it would push out a software update to work around Qualcomm's patents, clearing the way for Apple to continue selling all iPhone models in China.

Earlier this week, a Chinese court ordered a sales ban of some old Apple iPhone against Qualcomm's patent violations.

Come Thursday, Qualcomm announced it had filed a new set of lawsuits targeting Apple's 2018 models: the Xs, Xs Max, and the XR.

Apple said: "Based on the iPhone models we offer today in China, we believe we are in compliance".

Qualcomm described the two patents in question as dealing with ways to edit images, including how "to adjust and reformat the size and appearance" of photos, and methods "to manage applications using a touch screen when view, navigating and dismissing applications on their phones".

Apple admitted that if it can not avoid the Chinese sales ban, it will be forced to settle with Qualcomm. It is a case that is a part of the global dispute between both the Apple and Qualcomm.

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Since the ban went into effect, Apple has argued that it does not apply to any of the iPhones it now sells due to the fact they run iOS 12, not iOS 11. The injunctions - which heavily favor Qualcomm - essentially put a Chinese sales ban into effect for the Apple iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

Apple has asked a Chinese court to reconsider the ban.

Qualcomm was quick to declare victory in the aftermath of the ruling, though Apple countered with some cold water.

Tax losses would also be caused to the government, Apple says, as it pays millions in feeds for the devices it sells in the country.

"Qualcomm's effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world", Apple said in a statement earlier this week. The report further explains Apple would roll out software updates to its ban imposed iPhones in an attempt to fix possible issues.

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