Qualcomm believes Apple remains in violation of a Chinese court’s orders to stop selling iPhones despite a software update that Apple pushed on Monday.
Qualcomm has won a preliminary court order in China banning Apple from selling some older iPhone models that the court found violated two Qualcomm software patents. Some days later, Apple said that it would push a software update to its iPhones, and that would address any possible concern about the company's compliance with the Chinese courts' order.
The iPhone update was pushed on Monday, but according to Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s general counsel, Apple "continues to flout the legal system by violating the injunctions."
It was reported that Apple believed the court’s orders applied only to iPhones running older versions of its iOS operating system. But the court’s orders made no mention of operating systems and focused only on software features.
Qualcomm believes Apple is still in violation of the court’s orders because Apple continues to sell phones and has not received an explicit order from the Chinese court allowing it to do so.