Apple says iOS update will avoid Qualcomm patents, China iPhone ban

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple Store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images) Apple’s patent battle with Qualcomm in China has intensified this week, with Qualcomm seeking a broader ban and Apple claiming it has a workaround to avoid Qualcomm’s patents. On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a Chinese court had […]

Trade war counter attack? China slams Apple with iPhone sale ban over ‘patent violations’

Chinese courts have granted a preliminary injunction to US chip-maker Qualcomm which would effectively ban the majority of older iPhone models from sale in China, in a possible trade war counter attack. On the surface, the battle is between two major name tech companies, Apple and Qualcomm, who have been engaged in high-stakes legal battles […]

China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales

A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated two Qualcomm patents related to resizing photos and managing apps. The injunction reportedly affects iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus […]

This stylish, funny game about gentrification just won Apple’s iPhone game of the year award (AAPL)

Ben Esposito “Donut County” was just awarded the distinction of iPhone game of the year by Apple itself. The game, which costs $ 5, casts you as the pilot of a hole in the ground, with a mission to swallow up anything and everything. The game is silly, and fun to play, but it has […]

The Morning After: Smart helmets and Google Fi on iPhone

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The LA Auto Show is in full swing, and you absolutely must see Audi’s slick E-Tron GT. In other news, Elon Musk’s LA tunnel plans have changed, and Nintendo is adopting a friendlier stance toward content creators on Twitch and YouTube. Have a nice Wednesday! Local politics aren’t boring […]