Beijing’s intellectual property regulator has shut down the sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus in the capital city because apparently Apple has infringed on design patents of a Chinese smartphone.
The regulator states that the exterior shape and form of the iPhone resembles Baili 100C. It is strange that a big company like Apple finds itself in a situation like this given there is team of lawyers who work only on patent related things.
“The Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have minor differences from Baili’s 100C. The differences are so tiny that the average customer could not notice. So, this case falls into the patent rights protection category,”
Apple has already been ordered to shut down its iBooks and iTunes Movies services in China and also lost the rights to iPhone trademark. China has been considered as one of the main iPhone market by Apple but this ruling comes a blow even though the ban is only on the older models.