Shock iPhone 7, iPhone 8 In Germany, Apple Responds To Qualcomm Dispute With Modified iPhone Releases

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Apple responds to a sales prohibition by modifying the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 devices.

In response to the global sales ban inflicted by the Qualcomm Germany against Apple's iPhone 7, iPhone 8 as well as iPhone X, the tech giant modifies some of their devices. The move is to make the said devices salable to their consumers in the said country.

Win Future hints that Apple is officially modifying the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 and is giving them the new model numbers namely 'MN482ZD' and 'MQ6K2ZD' as a corrective action to the sales ban. The new model numbers signifying the modification make both the iPhone models bypass the ban thus making the devices available once again for distribution.

The modification comes as Apple's initial step to introduce technically adapted iPhones across the globe. The tech giant plans to release the modified iPhones worldwide in response to an ongoing patent dispute with Qualcomm in Germany which threatens the iPhone sales ban on other countries as well, according to The Forbes.

Apple, however, assured their customers in Germany that their favorite iPhone devices will be within their reach in four weeks time. The shock iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 will come with another Envelope tracking chip the speech and different software as compared to the models out in the market.

As of the moment, dealers were given the list of Shock iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus weeks ahead of their release. iPhone X on the other hand although included on the Qualcomm Germany sales ban is not receiving a modification as it has not been directly sold in the country even before the dispute.

No list of prices for the Shock iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 for online store and various dealers were released yet. However, some specifications were given to the dealer together with their list of the modified iPhones.

The black iPhone 7 Plus which will bear the model number MN482ZD / A will come with a 128 GB memory while the Space Gray iPhone 8 bearing the model number MQ6K2ZD / A will be at 664 GB of storage.

Back in early January of this year, a ruling of the Munich district court allowed Qualcomm to ban the sales of Apple's iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X in Germany. The ruling came after Qualcomm accused Apple with its whole range of iPhone models of allegedly violating a Qualcomm patent.

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