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Apple started being completely thrown off the Chinese market
  • Apple Inc. was ordered by a Chinese court to stop selling iPhone X, 8, 7 and 6 models. Order doesn't include Apple’s newest devices—the XS, XS Max and XR. RBC Capital Markets on Monday estimated older models account for about 40% of sales in China, and that the ban could have an impact on about $12 billion in sales.

    Qualcomm said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China found Apple had infringed on two patents: one related to photo editing and another to swiping on a touch-screen device.

    I love patents. :-) Look how innovative this ones are.

    It is for now very light version, very light warning, as Apple declares they hope to get around this. But next round will be harder.

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  • Apple made their own problems in China a long time ago. The average salary is still very low, ( around $800-1,400 USD per month, so average consumers couldn't afford to buy $1200 USD iPhones, $3000 MacBooks and $800 iPads. Apple never created products tailored to the Chinese market, so it fostered the rise of cheap lookalike Android and Windows devices. The iPhone never had features that Chinese consumers wanted anyways. Even customers who could afford Apple products had problems buying them, for example, in Guangdong Province, Samsung had around 200 reseller, distributors, Apple only 100. Apple products were so slow to arrive in stores, it was faster for Chinese sellers to set up a fake Apple Store, buy real Apple products from U.S. Apple Stores and ship them back to China where they were made!

  • Apple will halt sales of the Phone 7 and iPhone 8 in Gemany

    Nicer and nicer.

    Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc won a second court skirmish in its worldwide patent battle with Apple Inc on Thursday, with the iPhone maker saying it would pull some older models from its German stores.

  • In Chinese social networks it is now widespread campaign supported and promoted by officials to never buy anything from Apple, as US company.

    We must see results in Apple reports in around 3-4 months time, most probably next month we will see TV and newspapers joining same compaign.

    Apple can fully quit Chinese market in case of trade war escalation as soon as 6-9 months.

  • Qualcomm said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China found Apple had infringed on two patents: one related to photo editing and another to swiping on a touch-screen device.

    The irony in a chinese court enforcing IP law!

  • @IronFilm

    Actually all big Chinese corporations enforcing such law just fine. You better try to enforce such law in US if it is against US corporations interests, it'll never work. Because you need to understand that state and government are. They are just servants of ruling class and it's most influential part specifically.

  • Apple has started paying patent fees to the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

    According to a report from the Guangdong Intellectual Property Office, Huawei licensed 769 patents to Apple in 2015, while the American company offered Huawei 98 patents in return. The report says the two companies reached a series of agreements last year (2016) , including patents relating to GSM, UMTS, LTE and other wireless communication technologies.

    Although having a team of outstanding designers, the American multinational technology company Apple still has to pay patent fees to its competitors. When asked for further details, Huawei said it was unable to do so, due to a confidentiality agreement that it had signed with Apple.

    The company added that it always abided by the rules of international intellectual property, and solved intellectual property problems in a number of ways, including through cross patent licensing and business cooperation.

    By the end of 2015, Huawei had obtained 52,550 patents in China, 30,613 in foreign countries, and has been authorized 50,377 patents in total.