Qualcomm was recently granted an injunction on iPhone 6s through iPhone X in China. The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court have decided that Apple violates two of Qualcomms patents. This could result in the iPhone models getting unavailable to buy in China.
Apple however have stated that Qualcomms effort to ban iPhone models is a desperate move from the company. And that all iPhone models are available for customers in China.
The two companies obviously disagree on this and have to solve their differences in court.
This doesn’t apply on models running iOS12, and it could be a reason why Apple says that all iPhones still are available for people in China.
Rumors say that this is an attempt to settle a dispute the two companies have had for a long time. It could also be political, due to the recent trade war with China.
This isn’t the first time Apple is in court and we will follow this case as it unravels.