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China court bans sales of older iPhones in win for Qualcomm

Ruling faults Apple for patent violations

Customers check out the iPhone 8 Plus at an Apple store in Shanghai in 2017.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm said Monday that it won a court order in China that prohibits the sale and import of older iPhone models that violate the U.S. company's intellectual property rights.

The Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court sided with Qualcomm's claim that Apple infringed on two of its patents. The preliminary injunctions apply to the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Apple has filed a request for the court to reconsider its decision.

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