Beijing bans iPhone 6
The intellectual property regulators in Beijing banned Apple from selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus in the city as they are similar to its existing Chinese phone. Apple violated the design patents of a Chinese device maker and may have to stop its sale of the latest model iPhones in Beijing that’s why Beijing bans iPhone 6. Apple appealed the injunction in May when the lower court announced the judgment.
iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus as well as iPhone SE models are available for sale in China today said Apple. Apple appealed for an administrative order from the regional patent tribunal in Beijing last month and as a result, the order for this has been stayed pending review by the Beijing IP court.
Some stores have stopped selling the phones months ago and are switching to newer models. Apple will soon end the production of the banned iPhone 6 models a person familiar with production plans in The Wall Street Journal reported this.
The regulator states that iPhone models infringed on the patents of 100 c mobile phones. This announcement is another speed bump for the Apple in its biggest market outside the U.S. said the journal. The major factor in the tech giant’s quarterly decline was the iPhone sales in the country, and this was posted on April the first in more than a decade.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, he sold his position in Apple because of the company’s disappointing earnings after this China story and told the CNBC that it is china’s attitude towards Apple which drove him to exit its position in the enterprise. He also added that the China’s government can make it even harder to sell the Apple’s iPhone here. China has also shut down the apple’s iBook’s and iTunes movies services in April as regulators said the company did not have any appropriate license for these, people who are familiar with the matter told this to the journal.
Apple was down 1.7 percent in early trading Friday.