Compatible with iOS scales, thermometers, clocks and other smart fitness accessories HomeKit enabled the French company Withings health monitoring, have been removed from the physical stores and online Apple after the last legal dispute with Nokia.
Nokia acquired Withings in April 2016 for about $ 192 million, along with the integration of its products into its digital health unit led by former CEO Withings, Cedric Hutchings. These actions caused some conflicts to arise due to the struggle to obtain patents for the products between Nokia and Apple.
Withings products such as Body Cardio Scale, Smart Body Analyzer and Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor are no longer available in Apple physical stores or apple.com
Last week, Apple filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Nokia of illegally transferring patents to patent firm Acacia Research and Property Management Conversant scheme "illegal" to require additional royalties from the Cupertino company.
Nokia responded by filing 40 claims of patent infringement against Apple in eleven NETHE s, after saying that there has been unable to reach a licensing agreement with Apple for its patents covering screens, user interface, software, antennas, chipsets and coding Of video.
Apple is no stranger to the removal of third-party products from its own stores since in October 2014, for example, it removed all of Bose's accessories from its stores due to a Bose patent infringement claim filed against Beats.
The giant of Cupertino has no rest since it constantly strives for technology patents and not only that, since it is very jealous of the names of its products, something for which it has been fighting for several years, especially in Japan where And to an important judicial battle lost by the name "iPhone".