The dispute between Apple and Qualcomm is now seen globally. After winning the court injunction in China, Qualcomm is now seen to have received a court ruling in favor of them in Germany.
In Germany, Qualcomm reportedly won an injunction against Apple, where several iPhone models using the Intel modem chips were said to have violated one of Qualcomm’s patents focusing on battery saving on the phone when sending and receiving mobile network signal.
The court said that some of the iPhone models involved could not be sold in Germany – but this barrier would not be enforced if Apple appealed. Apple himself said they would appeal for the court’s decision.
Apple said they would stop offering the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 through Apple’s sales shop in Germany. However, the model is still available through telecommunications companies, and other sales outlets.
Other models such as the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will still be offered by Apple through their store sales as usual.
With the announcement in Germany, it was supposed to be the second biggest win for Qualcomm against Apple, after the court’s announcement in China last week.