Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 6 Is Banned In Beijing

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Apple’s popular iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been barred from being sold in Beijing after Intellectual property regulators said there was a strong similarity to an existing Chinese phone. The regulator said iPhone models infringed on the patents of 100C mobile phones.

Apple appealed the injunction in May and the order has been stayed while it appeals the ruling. All of its phones remain available for sale there, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The tech giant released a statement on Friday reading, “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. We appealed an administrative order from a regional patent tribunal in Beijing last month and as a result the order has been stayed pending review by the Beijing IP Court.”

Citing a person familiar with the production plans, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple will soon end production of the banned iPhone 6 models.

China had also shut down Apple’s iBooks and iTunes movies service in April when regulators said the company did not have the appropriate licenses.

“You worry a little bit — and maybe more than a little — about China’s attitude,” said billionaire investor Carl Icahn to CNBC. He has said that China’s government could “come in and make it very difficult for Apple to sell there.”

Icahn had sold his position in Apple after the company’s disappointing earnings.

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