Apple stopped the sale of iPhone 7 and 8 in Germany following a ruling by a Munich court. As part of the judicial measure, it was concluded that the bite apple company violated the Qualcomm patents.
The ruling was announced in December, but to be effective, Qualcomm was forced to deposit $ 1,500 million. And so he did yesterday afternoon. That's why, from now on, the iPhone 7 and 8 will no longer be seen in Apple's official stores in Germany; but the rest of the equipment will continue to be sold.
It is not clear whether the blockade will be extended to third parties selling these equipments. Qualcomm said that this court ruling also applies in these cases, although Apple said the equipment will be available through mobile operators and resellers as they were published The Verge.
The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm takes on a number of twists and turns. In 2017, Apple accused Qualcomm of charging excessive prices on chips. The company sued the Cupertino giant for patents in different parts of the world. So, it is looking to expand the block that will now begin to govern in Germany, China and the United States.