The International Trade Commission has banned some HTC Android phones from importing because these devices infringe with the patents of Apple’s technology. The ban will be acting on HTC from the beginning g of April, 2012.
This injunction was based on the fact that those devices use Apple’s patented invention Data Detectors. This technology lets the operating systems to identify the formatted data similar to phone number or email address. This technology allows iPhone and iPad users to see email addresses on their device as a hyperlink.
HTC has responded to this ban and said that they will be taking necessary steps to avoid infringing of Apple’s technology. If they do that within that limit of April, the ban will not come into act. Analysts think this decision is both win and loss for Apple. If HTC alter this technology, then this will slightly widen the difference between iPhone and an Android device, which is not that big prize for Apple and on the other side not a real setback for HTC.