In April 2012, HTC had blamed the popularity of iPhone 4S for the decline in its profits. Now an injunction from Apple really made the profits of HTC fall drastically.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) denied Apple’s emergency request to temporary detain all shipments of 29 different HTC devices at the US border.
HTC has lost a lot in its fight against Apple. Still it is fighting on and on. Nowadays however, it seems battles in the courtroom are much more commonplace than good old product lines are fighting and biting each other.
First Motorola won a lawsuit against Apple. Then HTC blamed the success of iPhone for the losses it was suffering in the market. Apple has won lawsuits against Motorola and HTC in many courts.
HTC’s quarterly earnings have been very low and not impressive at all. According to Associated Press, this is partially the result of a successful iPhone 4S campaign by Apple.
Apple sold more than 37 million iPhones in the last quarter, and it is still going strong. Apple broke its own record by more than 15 million handsets and this made Apple the top smartphone manufacturer in the world.