Apple's lawyers warned it could quit the UK market if a court forces the company to pay a 'commercially unacceptable' fee for the technology used in its iPhones.
Apple issued the warning as part of a court battle with UK patent holder Optis Cellular Technology.
Once bitten: Apple issued the warning as part of a court battle with UK patent holder Optis Cellular Technology.
A High Court judge ruled last month that Apple had infringed two Optis patents, which help iPhones connect to the 3G and 4G networks.
The UK Supreme Court ruled last year that a UK court is able to set the rate Apple should pay for all of its iPhone patents worldwide, even though the court only considers the infringement of UK patents.
There is no evidence it is even remotely possible Apple will leave the UK market?'.
Apple could be banned from selling iPhones in the UK if it refuses to make undertakings to the court. »