Los Angeles — Chip supplier Qualcomm says it has won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning the importation and sale of several Apple iPhone models in China due to patent violations. The preliminary order affects the iPhone 6S through the iPhone X sold with older versions of Apple’s iOS operating system. Qualcomm, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, initially filed its case in China in late 2017. In a statement, Apple said its iPhones remain on sale in the country, with newer software. The ruling came from the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China, the same court that earlier in 2018 banned the import of some of memory chip maker Micron Technology’s chips into China. The court found Apple violated two of Qualcomm’s software patents around resizing photographs and managing applications on a touch screen. “Apple continues to benefit from our intellectual property while refusing to compensate us,” Don Rosenberg, general counsel of Qualcomm, said. Apple shar...

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