A Chinese regulator has ordered Apple Inc. to stop selling two versions of its iPhone 6 in the city of Beijing...
A Chinese regulator has ordered Apple Inc. to stop selling two versions of its iPhone 6 in the city of Beijing after finding it looks too much like a competitor, but Apple says sales are going ahead while it appeals.
The ruling by an intellectual property tribunal is the latest legal stumbling block for Apple in its second-biggest global market following the suspension of its iTunes movie service in April.
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The company also faces rising competition from local brands including Huawei and Xiaomi, which have gained market share.
The order by the Beijing tribunal said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus looked too much like the 100C model made by Shenzhen Beili, a small Chinese brand.
The order was issued in May but reported this week by the Chinese press.