Sunday, April 2, 2023

iPhones & iPad Sales could face ban in Germany

A German court has ruled in Motorola Mobility’s favour in a patents dispute with Apple, which could bar the sales of iPhones and iPads in the country.

The new ruling affects mostly all Apple’s mobile product with GPRS connectivity – the iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G and iPad 3GS. However the case is not closed yet but Motorola can choose to block sales of iPhones and iPads in Germany.

To enforce the injunction, Motorola Mobility has to pay about 100 million euros as bond. On the other hand, Apple said that it plans to appeal.

“We have been negotiating with Apple and offering them reasonable licensing terms and conditions since 2007, and will continue our efforts to resolve our global patent dispute as soon as practicable.” said the company in an official statement.

Google announced that it will acquire handset maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion back in August. Google’s Android competes with Apple iOS in the tablet and smartphone platform.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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