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Apple Asks ITC to Postpone Import Ban On Older iPhones and iPads

Apple Asks ITC to Postpone Import Ban On Older iPhones and iPads

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Apple has asked the ITC to postpone (stay) an import ban on older iPhones and iPads (iPhone 4 and iPad 2) while a court considers its appeal. The import ban was issued last month as ITC found that Apple infringed on a Samsung patent related to cellular technology in AT&T models of the 3GS and 4 along with the iPad 1 and 2 3G models.

Apple argues in its motion, that it will suffer "irreparable harm" if its requested stay is not granted.

If the Orders go into effect, Apple will lose not only sales of its iPhone 4 (GSM) and iPad 2 3G (GSM) products but also the opportunity to gain new smartphone and tablet customers who otherwise would have purchased these entry- level Apple devices.

In addition, Apple claims that ban will also hurt its carrier partners in the US who also sell iPhones and iPads (the names are blacked out but are most certainly AT&T and T-Mobile).

The products subject to the Commission’s orders have been purchased by [REDACTED]. They remain very popular and are strong sellers for the GSM carriers. As noted above, the GSM carriers will be placed at a competitive disadvantage against their CDMA competitors because the Orders will prevent them from offering these popular, entry-level devices.

The ban is subject to a 60 day review by President Obama (though president intervention is very unlikely). This case is different from the one that Apple filed against Samsung on infringing several Apple patents. The initial ruling found that Samsung infringed upon four of Apple's patents, however the final ruling is not out yet.

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Apple Asks ITC to Postpone Import Ban On Older iPhones and iPads

Nuck Chorris - July 10, 2013 at 8:02pm
Really? They need more time to stealand profit from Samsung's 3G tecnology?
The real NoGoodDick - July 11, 2013 at 4:57am
Since samshit came up with craplet a year after ipad 1, this means cellular ipads and Iphone came first.
Nuck Chorris - July 12, 2013 at 12:34am
You make absolutely no sense.
The real NoGoodDick - July 12, 2013 at 2:13am
You don't know how to understand shit, just shit I hear out of your ass.
Fukran John - July 10, 2013 at 4:01pm
Now who copy who ? Cripple is copying Samsung always. ^%|#%>*
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