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Apple can now sell the iPhone 13, iPhone 14 and other equipment with 5G technology in Colombia

Apple will be able to sell iPhone and iPad with 5G technology in Colombia again. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

A few months ago it was announced that in Colombia Apple cell phones with 5G technology could not be marketed due to an international dispute between the brand created by Steve Jobs and the technology company Ericsson. Therefore, it was impossible to access the iPhone 14 and iPhone13 mobiles.

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In this regard, Apple appealed the decision and now it has been known that the Superior Court of the Civil Chamber Judicial District in Bogotá, Colombia, revoked the decision and gave the endorsement for the sale of the devices, as well as the iPads that have this technology incorporated. .

Although the ruling benefited the Cupertino company and the sale of smartphones and tablets will be restored, the latest models corresponding to the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will take time to arrive in Colombia because these units do not are available at the moment.

The Superior Court ruling will allow Apple to start selling the new iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max devices in Colombia. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
The Superior Court ruling will allow Apple to start selling the new iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max devices in Colombia. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
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For now, the models that are available are the iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro-Max, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPad Pro 11 ” and 12.9″ iPad Pro.

The court ruling

REVOKE the records of April 28, 2022 added by means of the provision of August 16, 2022 and July 6, 2022 that were clarified by virtue of the provision of August 16, 2022, pronounced by the Civil Court 43 of the Bogota Circuit, in the subject of the reference, instead, DENY the extra-procedural measures requested by Telegonktiebolaget LM ericsson (Publ), according to the reasoning part of this ruling,” the ruling indicates.

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In addition, Apple will not have to pay $205’468.200.00 (Colombian pesos) to Ericsson, a company that was asking for that money for allegedly infringing claim number 13 of the Colombian patent. NC2019/0003681 that supposedly corresponded to ericsson from the year 2019 and will remain in force until December of the year 2037.

In a first instance, Ericsson’s lawsuit indicated that Apple had infringed up to 12 patents and expected the company to assume the payment of $5 for each device with technology 5G that the company had sold up to that point.

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Apple vs. Ericsson. (photo: Speaking of Apples)
Apple vs. Ericsson. (photo: Speaking of Apples)

The judge in charge of admitting Ericsson’s request for processing came to dictate as a provisional measure the cessation and desist of the import and sale of the aforementioned devices in Colombia

The dispute between the two companies has been going on for more than 7 yearswhen in 2015 Ericsson attributed inventions so that the world today can enjoy different types of ai connectionsinternetfor example 5G.

This lawsuit not only implied the pause in the sales of Apple products, but it was also ordered to be withdrawn “advertising material promoting or offering through the internet, social networking platforms, mass media, press media, electronic platforms, or any other similar means, devices or cell phones of the brand Manzana”, something that with the reversal of this decision, can be done again.

This setback affects ericsson not only in Colombia, but also in other regions such as the United States, some countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, where he also presented the same argument against Manzana

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