US Trade Agency Bans Import of iPhone 4, Some Versions of iPad 2 Over Samsung Patent Violations

Obama can rescind the decision


A U.S. trade agency on Tuesday issued a ban on imports of Apple's iPhone 4 and a variant of the iPad 2 after finding the devices violate a patent held by South Korean rival Samsung Electronics.

Because the devices are assembled in China, the import ban would end Apple's ability to sell them in the U.S.