Apple said it would pull some iPhone models from its German stores after a court there ruled on Thursday that Apple infringed a hardware patent of Qualcomm Inc and banned sales of iPhones in Germany with chips from Apple supplier Qorvo.
Qualcomm needs to post a bond of Euro 668.4 million, or $765 million, before it can begin proceedings to enforce the order, a move that could take several days due to holiday-related court closures next week. Apple said it was appealing the decision, but the order goes into effect as soon as Qualcomm posts the bond. Apple said it would pull some phones from its stores while it pursued an appeal.
"We are of course disappointed by this verdict and we plan to appeal," Apple said in a statement. “All iPhone models remain available to customers through carriers and resellers in 4,300 locations across Germany. During the appeal process, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models will not be available at Apple’s 15 retail stores in Germany. iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will remain available in all our stores.”