On December 10, Qualcomm announced that it had succeeded in a court case that got certain iPhone models banned from being sold in China. A little over a week later, we're now seeing the same thing happen in Germany.
The iPhone models in question include devices that shipped with iOS 11, so Apple's latest iPhones like the XS, XS Max, and XR aren't affected. Shortly after Qualcomm issued its press release, Apple came back with its own, saying:
It's pretty crazy that Qualcomm's been successful with these attempted bans in two countries already, and it'll be fascinating to see where we go from here. In this particular case, Qualcomm says Apple infringed on a patent that, "provides a way to mitigate power amplifier power consumption which enables the device to use power more efficiently and extend battery life in smartphones."
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