The International Trade Commission this week prohibited the sale of older iPhone and iPad versions in the U.S. after finding that they infringe on a patent held by Samsung.
Especially, the ruling affects the AT&T versions of iPhone 4, the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and the AT&T 3G versions and iPad 2. Newer variants of Apple iPad and iPhone aren’t changed.
In this case, Samsung accused Apple of violating four of its patents with the iPhone and iPad, but the ITC just found Apple guilty of infringing on one patent, which covers an “apparatus and method for encoding/decoding transport format combination gauge in CDMA mobile communication system.”
“We believe the ITC’s Final Determination has affirmed Apple’s history of free-riding on Samsung’s technological innovations,” a Samsung spokesman said in a statement. “Our decades of research and development in mobile technologies will continue, and we will continue to offer innovative products to consumers.”
Apple did not immediately react to your request for comment, but according to atweet from CNBC, Cupertino said it will appeal the decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
President Obama has the option to veto the ITC’s conclusion, though “that rarely happens,” according to Bloomberg, which also said Apple’s products will stay on shop shelves during a 60-day review period.
Apple no longer sells its iPhone’s 3G and 3GS variants, but the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are still accessible.
Samsung requested the total commission review the conclusion, and by November, the ITC agreed to do that. It solicited public opinion on certain FRAND (rational, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) problems, and also this week, the ITC ruled in the benefit of Samsung on one of the four patents in question.
“Having examined the record of the investigation, … the Commission has determined that Samsung has established a violation of section 337″ of the Tariff Act of 1930 with the patent, referred to as the ’348 patent, the ITC said in its judgement.
The decision comes the day after the White House unveiled a strategy meant to crack down on patent trolls. The strategy also touched on the “smartphone patent wars,” a battle in which Samsung and Apple have played a starring part.
Beyond the voice search enhancements, the most recent version of Chrome for iOS brings quicker page reloading when the network to which you are linked is slow or unavailable. In addition, it includes the standard security and stability improvements and bug fixes, which ought to make the app run better complete.
Chrome for iOS version 27.0.1453.10, as the latest variation is formally understood, is available for download in the App Store now.
Google first released Chrome in June 2012 back for iOS. Across devices, the iOS program will sync like the desktop version of Chrome, enabling you to pull up pages that you looked at on iPhone or your PC. Credentials will also be synced, so there’s no need to re-enter a password via the iPad if you have already signed in on your own PC.