That’s what the court has decreed.
Since news broke last December that a court in Munich delivered a ruling that sales of the Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8 Plus and X were banned from retail in Germany because Apple had infringed on US-chipmaker Qualcomm’s patents, industry observers have watched with interest at the growing pile of legal battles in multiple jurisdictions between Apple and Qualcomm.
The Apple has fallen quite far from the tree as the tech giant has now bowed to legal pressure and a choking sale ban; in a statement released on Valentine’s Day but devoid of any love or affection, Apple management stated that to ensure all iPhone models “can again be available to customers in Germany, we have no choice but to stop using Intel chips and ship our phones with Qualcomm chips in Germany.”
The statement added a sputtering missive from Apple about how they see the move as Qualcomm’s way of eliminating competition and stifling innovation and harming consumers.
There has been no reciprocal statement from Qualcomm at time of press.