Apple won’t sell older iPhones in Germany after Qualcomm wins the partial ban

Qualcomm has secured a second win against Apple on Thursday, which is going to ban Apple from selling some of its iPhone models in Germany that run on Intel chip and parts from another supplier, Qorvo. Apple will be pulling iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from its stores in Germany.

According to the reports, Apple said it plans to appeal the ruling but the company has also said that they are going to implement this ban and will be suspending sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in the 15 Apple stores in Germany.

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Newest iPhone devices such as iPhone XS and XR,won’t be affected by this, and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 will still be available from third-party sellers and carriers as well.

The German case is Qualcomm’s 3rd big effort to get a ban on Apple’s lucrative iPhones over patent infringement allegations after similar cases were filed in the courts of the US and China.

This is the second big win for Qualcomm against Apple after a Chinese court granted an injunction against Apple for an alleged patent violation on Dec 10.

Qualcomm has filed a case against Apple in the regional court in Munich in July of last year, in an effort to halt some iPhone sales in Germany as well as monetary damages.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has also sued Qualcomm over its business practices in a case set to go to trial in California next month.

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