Apple barred from selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing
According to reports surfacing on the internet, Apple has been banned from selling the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus in China. This ban has been supposedly placed on the company because allegedly in these two models it had copied the design patent of other Chinese OEM. In this segment, we will be giving our analysis on the company 100C which is involved in this issue.
When we went looking for answers about the company, we found no solid evidence or information about it. It has no official website, but from reports, we could garner that it also goes by the name 100+ and is owned by Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services.
We tried calling up the registered number for the company, but the supplied number came up to be a dead connection. The mail on the registered Email id also failed to deliver. On further probing, we found out the photos of some of its devices and from the backside, the websites that we got was “100jia.cn” which is not active at present.
Rest of the information about the company was quite scant and scattered, but, according to China International Capital Corp. the company was registered and has 29.6 million yuan ($4.5 million) in 2013 as the operating income.
Apple had issued a statement regarding their step against the Beijing ruling. “IPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE models, are all available for sale today in China,” Apple said in a statement Friday. “We appealed an administrative order from a regional patent tribunal in Beijing last month and as a result, the order has stayed pending review by the Beijing IP Court.”
According to Beijing Business Today, they also failed to get much information on the company, but, stated that they don’t think that the company is a patent troll. They just think that it went long without getting noticed.
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