(Yicai Global) Dec. 13 -- Apple handsets including the iPhone 7 and 8 series are still available in Shanghai despite a court order banning the sale of certain models nationally due to a court case brought by chip giant Qualcomm, Yicai Global learned from employees at two flagship stores.
The workers are yet to receive any instruction from Apple to take the affected products off their shelves, Yicai Global learned during store visits yesterday.
A court in the country's eastern Fujian province passed two temporary national bans on sales of certain iPhone models on Nov. 30 following a patent infringement case from San Diego-based Qualcomm. Handsets affected include the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
Older models such as the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have been unavailable at Shanghai's official stores for a while though this is due to the release of newer models rather than the ban.
Qualcomm is pushing forward with the case, telling Yicai Global today that it has submitted another application with Chinese courts for the enforcement of the ban.