Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday June 05, 2013

iPhone 4 Sales Could Be Blocked In The U.S.

Even though this sounds like a big win for Samsung, this is really just another opportunity for Apple to push upgrades on its customer base. "Your phone has been banned...upgrade now." big grin

The ITC decided that the provision of 3G mobile data links in the iPhone 4, released in 2010, and 3G-capable iPad 2, infringed US patent 7,706,348. It rejected Apple's contention that Samsung had failed to license the patent on "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory" (FRAND) terms, as is required for standards-essential patents (SEPs). The iPhone 5 and 4S, and iPads released in 2012, are unaffected by the decision.