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We have some bad news for iPhone lovers in U.S

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We have some bad news for iPhone lovers in U.S
The fight between Qualcomm and Apple has taken a new turn, as the recent reports Qualcomm plans to file the import ban with U.S. International Trade Commission, which has the power to block the shipment that violates intellectual property.

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If you are not aware, Apple assembles the iPhone in Asia and imports the same in U.S. for the sale. All though these types of cases take time for settlement so we can say that immediate sale of iPhone is not going to be affected.





In a request that would broaden its legal battle with Apple, San Diego-based Qualcomm said it will ask the U.S. ITC to ban imports of the infringing Apple devices. A related lawsuit was filed in federal court in California on Thursday to request monetary damages.

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Qualcomm argued that Apple has allegedly infringed on six of its patents that improve iPhone performance and battery life, and wants it to pay damages.





"Apple continues to use Qualcomm's technology while refusing to pay for it," Don Rosenberg, executive VP and general counsel of Qualcomm, said in a statement.

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Ultimately, Qualcomm wants regulators to investigate which iPhones implement cellular processors from Qualcomm's competitors, and to stop sales of said devices which violate the patents.





So if you would recollect the dispute between both the company started when, Apple sued Qualcomm for $1 billion, accusing it of overcharging for chips and withholding promised rebates because of Apple's discussions with South Korea's antitrust regulators in their probe of Qualcomm.

Apart from this dispute, the truth is Qualcomm is a major supplier to both Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) for modem chips that connect phones to wireless networks. So only time can tell how this fight is going to affect the mobile users.

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