Obama administration vetoes ban on older iPads and iPhones

by TabTimes Staff

August 4 2013

On Saturday, just two days before a deadline on the issue, President Obama vetoed a potential ban on a number of Apple products in the United States.

Last June, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that Apple had violated a Samsung-owned patent relating to data transmission over cellular networks. As a consequence, it banned some older products from Apple that worked with the AT&T network - including the iPad 2.

“I have decided to disapprove the USITC’s determination to issue an exclusion order and cease and desist order in this investigation,” a letter from the U.S. Government said.

It is the first time since 1987 that an administration has vetoed an International Trade Commission ban.

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  • John Swain
    1 year 3 months ago

    Of course, the government does not want to reload and track all that nifty data all over again. The U.S. has it's phone calls, and data packages all linked to existing phones, why throw the baby out with the bathwater?

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