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.
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?