Apple now wants ITC to ban 29 HTC devices in the US

June 7, 2012
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Any hope that HTC will get to breathe easily after successfully bringing the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the HTC One X back into the US market – following a temporary ban — can be squashed.

Clearly unhappy with the way things aren’t going in their favor, Apple has asked the International Trade Commission to once again ban HTC devices from passing through the Customs’ door. This time Cupertino is requesting for a full blanket ban on ALL of the Taiwan manufacturer’s handsets that allegedly infringed Apple’s patent — all 29 of them.

HTC phones and tablets that have made it safely into the country aren’t safe from Apple’s wrath as well, as Apple wants to see the 29 devices being pulled from stores. It’s worth noting that some of them aren’t even available for sale anymore and many have reached their End of Life status. It’s quite a long list, so brace yourself.

  • HTC One X
  • HTC One S
  • HTC One V
  • HTC EVO 4G LTE
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • HTC EVO V 4G
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • HTC Wildfire
  • HTC Wildfire S
  • HTC myTouch 4G
  • HTC myTouch 4G Slide
  • HTC Merge
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • HTC Vivid
  • HTC Status
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Hero S
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
  • HTC Thunderbolt
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC EVO View 4G
  • HTC Jetstream

Responding to the latest complaint from Apple, HTC said that “The U.S. Customs office has reviewed and approved HTC devices for import into the U.S., as they are in compliance with the ITC’s ruling.” HTC has acted swiftly to make the changes required on the two phones that were initially banned in less than two weeks, which fans and supporters of the brand no doubt appreciate. But now we’ll have to wait and see what ITC has to say about this, since Apple thinks that HTC’s workaround still violates its patent.

What do you think about Apple’s latest offensive? Is Apple’s sore loser’s attitude bordering desperation?

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