Samsung likely to ban iPhone X and iPhone 8, just as Apple launches new iPhones

iPhone X vs Samsung, patent dispute

From the Ministry of Flawless Timing comes a report that the South Korean government is "likely" to ban imports of current-gen iPhones, including the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Normally, a ban on phone imports to a major market would be a disaster for Apple, but with a fresh crop of iPhones set to be unveiled tomorrow, it's less of big deal than it would initially seem.

The ban is being considered thanks to a patent-infringement claim by a company called KAIST, which claims that it has patented FinFET, a processor technology used by Apple in its A-series processors (and by most other mobile processors, for that matter). If KAIST's patent is upheld as valid, it could affect more than just Apple, which is why Samsung has actually entered the dispute on Apple's side.

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