Another setback for gadget giant Apple in China, the Beijing intellectual property office handed down decision stopping sales of the company’s two devices.
According to the Intellectual property office, Apple violated design patents of Shenzhen Baili with its two devices: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, the ruling says Apple’s models infringe on patents of Baili’s 100c smartphone.
The board decision was posted online last month, it was unclear when the ruling was came down but Apple said it’s appealing the decision and emphasized that the two models are currently still sale while the order is under review of a Chinese court.
In 2014, when Apple launched the two models and started slowly from selling them to give way for newer models such as iPhone 6s, 6s plus and SE.
The decision comes out amid Chinese regulators hits the company in some recent rulings.
The company last month, lost it’s four year legal case battle over Apple’s request of preventing chinese manufacturers in using “iPhone” name on it’s leather mobile accessories.
In April, Apple’s iBooks and iTunes movies services were shut down in China, the company did not cite any reason of the said shutting down services.
Meanwhile, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently visited Beijing after it announced it would invest $1 billion to Didi Chuxing, Uber’s biggest rival in Asia. Some analyst said the investment is the company’s way of smoothing it’s relationship with Chinese government.