Apple Woes Continue

Apple iPhone Sales Blocked in China

Here are three recent stories documenting the further troubles of Apple.

 Qualcomm today announced that Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted its request for two preliminary injunctions against Apple. As part of the injunction, court has ordered Apple to immediately stop infringing upon two Qualcomm patents. The two patents involved in this case enable consumers to adjust and reformat the size and appearance of photographs, and to manage applications using a touch screen when viewing, navigating and dismissing applications on their phones. Because of this order, Apple cannot import and sell iPhone 6S,iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Xin China.

Chinese court orders immediate ban on sale of various Apple iPhone models in China

5G Someday

 As I have said in previous posts, Apple is purposely staying away from 5G technology. Unless Apple changes their minds, they will have no new phone offerings in 2019.

 Apple has been a pioneer as well asan early adopter of technology in the past but it looks like the Cupertino giant will sit out the 5G wave which is supposed to hit next year. We have already seen rumours about 5G supported devices from Samsung and Google while other companies like OnePlus have already confirmed 5G support coming next year.

 Apple, on the other hand, has decided that the company is not going to jump in and is rather going to wait before launching iPhones with 5G support. The reason which has been stated a couple of times is that Apple and Qualcomm are not on best of terms right now and this might interfere if the company decides to sign a deal for 5G modems. The other reason which has been cited a lot is that Apple doesn’t adopt newwireless technology unless the company is sure about it.

Apple is in no rush to launch 5G supported iPhones

No longer most valuable company

Microsoft is still the largest tech company in the world, after passing Apple in valuation several weeks ago.

 A week ago Microsoft ended the week for the first time in nearly 10 years with a higher valuation than Apple, and therefore also the most valued publicly traded company in the world.

 The question since then was whether this could be sustained or if it would be only a blip due to a down Apple day.

 Over the course of the week, the companies continued to trade position but their position solidified on Thursday and Friday, with Apple temporarily slipping to the 3rd position behind Amazon on Thursday.

 At the close of market the end of the week Microsoft was valued at $804.6 billion, with Apple being worth at$799.6 billion.

 In a down market, Microsoft ends another week more valuable than Apple