Apple traditionally had actually taken pleasure in favorable treatment in China, however Beijing’s crackdown on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a reminder that the tech giant is not unsusceptible to the analysis that other USA tech companies have actually long dealt with in the nation, said expert Colin Gillis of BGC Partners.
This ruling affected Apple’s shares, as they dropped 2.1 per cent in New York Friday, Bloomberg reports.
Apple has managed to extract a staying order by appealing the administrative order from regional patent tribunal, after which the order issued in the first place will be reviewed by the Beijing IP Court.
“iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE models, are all available for sale today in China”, the company said. This makes the halt of sales order seem all the more preposterous, and asks the question whether Apple really pays a price for something else. The company also claimed that the similarity might confuse the consumers, highlighting the point of patent infringement. This is as ruled by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office, leading to the possibility that Apple may have to cease sales of its handset in China, Apple’s second largest market in the world. Sales in greater China – including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan – amounted to 25 percent of Apple’s revenue in the second fiscal quarter. Last month, a Chinese court decided that a company was allowed to use the iPhone trademark on their bags, wallets and other leather products.
A Shenzhen-based company recently sued US-based Apple Inc. for infringing the patent of their mobile phone design.