Apple, which was outlawed for alleged infringement of Qualcomm patents in China on some iPhone models, said Friday it would provide software updates to users to address potential issues.
Apple will be doing the software updates early next week, "to address potential compliance concerns," the company said in a statement sent to Reuters.
Earlier this week, Qualcomm said a Chinese court ordered a ban on the sale of some of its older Apple iPhone models for infringing two of its patents, although IP lawyers said the ban was likely to put in time.
"Based on the iPhone models we offer in China today, we believe," Apple said.
"Early next week, we will provide a software update for iPhone users in China that addresses the minor features of the two patents in question."
Qualcomm's case is part of a global patent dispute The two US companies include dozens of lawsuits. In one of the largest markets in one of the largest markets, where concerns about declining demand for new iPhones are detrimental to the stock, this creates uncertainty.
According to Qualcomm, Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China has found that Apple has violated two patents by chip manufacturers and ordered an immediate ban on the sale of older iPhone models from the 6S to the X-Class.
Apple stated that all of its phone models had continued to be offered for sale in mainland China and a petition for re-examination had been filed with the court. All models were apparently available on Friday on Apple's China website.
Qualcomm, the largest provider of mobile phone chips, filed its lawsuit in China in late 201