The iPhone 13 banned following a court decision

Bogota, Colombie

Designing smartphones is not an easy task: it is necessary to follow a few rules to do so. Among these, the question of respecting the intellectual property of other manufacturers is a key issue in order to avoid being caught by the authorities. However, it just so happens that Apple has just lost a major lawsuit for infringing the patents of another well-known company: Ericsson.

It is in Colombia that the case has just been closed by the Court of Bogotá, where the Swede accused Apple of having copied its 5G modem technologies. They are found in many devices: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro Max , the iPhone 13 Pro and the third-generation iPhone SE.

Millions of potential customers less

Giving reason to Ericsson, justice decided to prohibit Apple from selling all its 5G products in Colombia. The tablets are also affected since the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 5th generation, the 11-inch iPad Pro 3rd generation, the iPad Air 5th generation and the iPad mini 6th generation also have access to this network. Similarly, Apple is forced to stop imports of the items in question into the region as well as any physical or online promotion. It is up to the culprit to warn all of the resellers and other partners who have sold the iPhones and iPads concerned so far.

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In Colombia, Android remains to this day the majority operating system with 88% market share according to StatCounter. But the iPhones are in second place with almost 12% of the sectorwhich still represents more than ten million inhabitants if we do not take their age into account.

Apple reacts

Unsurprisingly, Apple asserted through its lawyers its right to appeal of this historic decision in South America. The media, however, consider it unlikely that a second round will end in its favor, because local justice has already planned to block the company’s efforts in this case. Instead, it now appears the defense is seeking damages to offset billions of dollars in potential profits.

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