This Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the Judicial District Civil Chamber lifted the measures prohibiting its sale in Colombia. Apple 5G devices. This includes not only the latest generation, but iPhones and iPads as well.

In July of this year, the 43rd court of the Bogotá circuit ruled that the sale of these models was prohibited due to various legal disputes between Apple and Ericsson over patents.


The decision was made after the court found that at the time Apple had violated the Colombian patent NC2019/0003681, which was required to develop 5G technology. This permission was granted to Ericsson in 2019 and is valid until December 2037.

After several months, or even during this time, when Apple was banned from selling, marketing and distributing 5G devices in Colombia iPhone 14The magistrate ruled in his favor in the last hours.

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“Annulment of judgments of 28 April 2022, supplemented by the provisions of 16 August 2022 and 6 July 2022, which became clear in accordance with the provisions of the 43rd Civil Court of the Magistrates’ Court of Bogota, of the 43rd Civil Court, the irregularity requested by Telegonktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) instead of the reference measures were rejected according to the motivating part of this decision”, concluded.

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Thus, together iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro MaxThe following devices can be sold in the country:

– 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
– iPad Pro (11-inch, 4th generation)
– iPad Pro (12.9-inch 6th generation)
– iPad mini (6th generation)
– iPad (10th generation)
– iPad Air (5th generation)

EL TIEMPO was able to detect that Apple Colombia SAS will start importing iPhone 11, 12 and 13 and iPads with 5G technology from this date into the country. However, its latest version, the iPhone 14, It will take a few more weeks to arrive in the country and sales could begin in mid-December. because there are no available units due to the closed production plant.

Source: Exame

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