Qualcomm has appealed for a sales ban on the latest iPhone models in China, as the US chipmaker follows up on a successful injunction announced last week prohibiting older Apple phones, reports the Financial Times.
The two companies have been embroiled in a legal dispute over intellectual property and royalties. Last week’s case found Apple guilty of infringement of two Qualcomm patents relating to touchscreens and photo editing functions. As a result, all iPhones from the 6 to the X were pulled from Chinese stores.
“We plan to use the same patents to file suit against the three new iPhone models,” Jiang Hongyi, a lawyer representing Qualcomm, told the FT. Jiang added that cases against the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR models were being reviewed in Beijing, Qingdao and Guangzhou.
Apple has played down the injunction, saying that it only applies to models using iOS 11, which was updated in September. Qualcomm, however, says that the disputed software is still used in iOS12.