Apple presented the stellar mobile iPhone 14, in which it applied new features compared to its predecessor. Users of the Apple company will have the opportunity to choose from four options: iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.
Although the launch was made globally, His arrival in Colombia is uncertain due to the tech giant’s legal battle for a patent.
In fact, if you enter the official page of the company in our country, you will see a short announcement at the top: “Apple is temporarily unable to offer devices with 5G technology in Colombia due to a Colombian court decision, a decision Apple has appealed.”
The case goes back months when the 43rd court of the Bogota circuit banned the sale of iPhone and iPad models with 5G. (although there is still no support for such a network in the country), as it feels Apple has infringed on its NC2019/0003681 patent, which is vital to developing the technology in question.
The patent belongs to Ericsson, one of the largest in the market from 2019 to 2037. It is also taking legal action against Apple in the United States, Brazil, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands on the same issue.
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A judge in Colombia ordered the company not to market the equipment while a decision is reached. He also asked the Tax and Customs Directorate (Dian) not to allow these devices to enter the country.
Not approved to import iPhone SE 2022, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, as reported in July of this year. iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad mini, iPad Air and newer models.
Apple considered the measure “disproportionate and unreasonable” and appealed. But so far the court has not dropped him, so The newly announced iPhone 14 would be added to the list of equipment that cannot be purchased.
Although not currently available in Colombia, the company’s page reviews all the features that come with the equipment. For example, it was known iPhone 14 continues to use the A15 Bionic chip and implements new features such as shock detection and satellite emergency calls.
(In context: iPhone 14: Specifications and models of Apple mobile phones).
Another of the main points is that it doesn’t have tray to introduce Sim. You will not need to have a small physical card to connect to your phone operator; The mobile phone contains a chip that allows virtual connection.
When configuring equipment for the first time, you will need to determine if your operator supports this technology. Movistar and Claro already have active connections in Colombia.
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The iPhone 14 will be priced at $799 (about 3,516 000 Colombian pesos) in the United States. The iPhone 14 Plus will cost $899 (3,956,000 Colombian Pesos).
Advanced versions cost: iPhone 14 Pro, $999 (4,396,000 pesos) and iPhone 14 Pro Max, $1,099 (4,836,000 pesos).
The smartphones will go on pre-sale starting September 9 and will go on sale in the United States on September 16. But Colombia will remain in the pipeline for now until the dispute between Apple and Ericsson is resolved.
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