Apple to pull iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from sale in Germany after ban order

Apple to pull iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from sale in Germany after ban order

Apple iPhone is a huge success on the market with hundreds of millions of units sold so far. First debuted 11 years ago, iPhones quickly gained their popularity on the market. Apple releases new iPhones every year, adding new things to the lineup while revamping fan-favorite features. At Apple’s September 2018 event, the Cupertino firm unveiled three new iPhones including iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. This year’s iPhones is not a huge upgrade but they are still worth your shot.

Apple is expecting to ship millions of iPhone units by the end of the year. However, it seems that things go against the company’s plan. Reports say that the XS and XS Max are seeing a slow sales on the market, which forces Apple to resume production of older iPhones. Besides, the XR demand is still low out there despite its strong start.

Apple is also dealing with legal battle out there following reports of patent infringement. Last month, a Chinese court ordered a ban on almost all iPhone models in the country, but Apple dealt with iPhone sales ban by announcing new updates to its iPhones in China. Apple is expecting to attract more customers in China, so this may put an end to its plan.

According to reports, a German court just issued a sales ban on select iPhone models in the country. The decision came after reports claimed that Apple had violated one of Qualcomm’s patents. The Cupertino firm is dealing with iPhone sales ban by pulling older iPhones like iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 from its retail stores.

However, Apple says that the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR remain available in the country as the ruling applied to the iPhone X, which made its debut last year. In reality, Apple and Qualcomm have been in intense dispute after the chipmaker accused Apple of infringing many of its patents. The legal battle is forcing Apple to switch to Intel’s modem chips for its current iPhones.  Sources say that Apple has been working on its own modem chips in an attempt to reduce its dependence on Intel. Reports claim that all 2019 iPhones will use Apple’s own modem chips, but Apple will continue to provide iPhone with Intel’s modem chips until 2022.

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