Beijing's intellectual property authority banned the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city, according to Bloomberg. The ruling could influence litigation elsewhere in China. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus banned in China's capitol, Beijing, according to a report from Bloomberg. The city's intellectual property regulator says the devices are too similar to a smartphone made by a Chinese company. While the decision covers only Beijing, future lawsuits against Apple could take the case as a precedent, potentially influencing the outcomes of litigation elsewhere in China. But analyst Patrick Moorhead, says Apple will fight, and time is on their side. (SOUNDBITE VIA SKYPE) PATRICK MOORHEAD, PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL ANALYST, MOOR INSIGHTS & STRATEGY, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "I don't believe this is going to leave a very big mark. I think this will most likely get overturned. The other thing to look at is Apple could keep this tied up in the courts for a long time until the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and the iPhone SE come in to play. And, or even if this ended up going all the way where Apple loses, they'd essentially not be able to sell a phone that they are not selling anyways." In fact, Moorhead says Apple got a stay on Beijing court ruling, meaning that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are still available everywhere China. It will likely will introduce its next-generation iPhone in the fall.