China bans local sales of iPhone X, 8 and older for violating two Qualcomm patents

Qualcomm scored a win in its legal battle with Apple a Chinese court has issued a preliminary order banning the import and sale of select Apple phones in China. The affected models include the iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus and older models going back to the 6s generation.

Apple violated two patents held by Qualcomm, the court has found. They relate to resizing photos and navigating apps on a touchscreen. These are software patents and Apple claims that iOS 12 does not violate them.

The company also issued a statement saying all iPhone models remain available for our customers in China. The 2018 generation XS, XS Max and XR are not affected by this ruling.

This is just one battle in the war between Qualcomm and Apple. The chip maker asked US courts for a similar ban, but they are siding with Apple for now.