Apple Warns of Serious Consequences if iPhones Get Banned
Apple warns that banning iPhones in China could have serious consequences for both the company and the local economy, with the Cupertino-based tech giant reminding that it created 5 million jobs locally.
A Chinese court earlier this week banned a series of iPhones after ruling that they violate two Qualcomm software patents, and after filing an appeal, Apple has also published a request for consideration to warn of the effects such a restriction would have.
First and foremost, Apple says banning iPhones would basically force it to settle with Qualcomm, and this would cause not only a major financial hit for the Cupertino-based giant, but also for other companies that would have to pay more for licensing.
“Apple will be forced to settle with the Respondent, causing all mobile phone manufacturers to relapse into the previous unreasonable charging mode and pay high licensing fees, resulting in unrecoverable losses in the downstream market of mobile phones,” Apple was… (read more)