Have iPhones really been banned from sale in the US?

zeeman

I just got an article forwarded to me about the ITC finding that a number of iPhone designs infringed on Samsung patents and were banned from sale in the US. Like many of the things that get forwarded, I thought it was probably bogus, but when I did a quick search there were a lot of hits saying the same thing.

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rousseau
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Well, yes and no. The ITC did in fact issue that ruling, but it only applies to new imports of iPhone 4 and earlier versions, as Christopher points out. However, the President can decide to invalidate/ignore it, and I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that is exactly what will happen.

Christopher Nerney
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It's true. The ITC ban (here's the official noticecovers older devices sold by AT&T -- namely, the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 3, the iPad 2 3G and the iPad 3G. Obviously it doesn't impact the same devices already in the U.S.

 


 


jimlynch
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I wouldn't worry about it. Over time I doubt it will have much effect on Apple's sales numbers. Newer iPhones are always coming out.

jimlynch
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I wouldn't worry about it. Over time I doubt it will have much effect on Apple's sales numbers. Newer iPhones are always coming out.

delia25
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It looks like Rousseau called it correctly and should get some donuts (or is it dollars). Exactly as he said, the President invalidated the ITC ruling, and there will be no ban on iPhones. Source: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/older-iphones-wont-be-banned-...

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