World’s most accurate Apple insider says iPhone XR demand is surprisingly weak

World’s most accurate Apple insider says iPhone XR demand is surprisingly weak

World’s most accurate Apple insider says iPhone XR demand is surprisingly weak

On Friday, Apple said it will push out a software update for its Chinese users early next week, to address functions covered by the patents in question.

Qualcomm says that Apple infringed on two its patents related to resizing photos and managing apps.

Chip maker Qualcomm caught everyone's attention earlier this week when it obtained an injunction that would prevent the import and sale of iPhones in China.

"Apple will be forced to settle with the Respondent, causing all mobile phone manufacturers to relapse into the previous unreasonable charging mode and pay high licensing fees, resulting in unrecoverable losses in the downstream market of mobile phones", the iPhone maker said in the December 10 filing to the court.

In a statement to Reuters, Apple said, "to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order", they will provide an update to all the infringed devices.

Qualcomm, one of the world's largest mobile chip makers, is also asking courts in China to ban sales of the latest iPhone XS and XR, after winning a preliminary injunction there against Apple's older models, according to a Financial Times report on Thursday.

That being said, we'll still have to wait for the court ruling at the end of the day.

The request adds the injunction could force Apple to settle with Qualcomm.

The patent infringement suits are seen as Qualcomm's way of getting back at Apple, after the latter sued it in the USA in January 2017 for allegedly overcharging on patents.

However, the nature of the ongoing dispute between the two companies is unlikely to just go away anytime soon. As a result, Kuo anticipates that Apple during the first quarter of 2019 will sell anywhere from 38 to 42 million iPhones, a steep decline from his initial projection of 47-52 million units.

Well, whatever the thing is, the new order from the court has the potential to disrupt Apple's business in China.

It's been a couple of days since the court in China has banned the sale of old iPhones.

"Apple and many other companies, consumers, and government will suffer truly irreparable harm", the company said in the filing.

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