Reports have suggested that Apple was deliberately trying to undermine Qualcomm’s licensing policy.
The 15 April trial is being speculated to be a decisive one, in the over two-year battle between the two tech giants.
At the heart of the dispute is a patent involving a battery-saving feature called Envelope Tracking.
Qualcomm says Apple has not received an explicit order from the Chinese court to start selling iPhones.
Last week, Qualcomm secured a preliminary victory in a patent lawsuit in China that would have banned sales of some Apple iPhones there.
Apple will carry out the software updates at the start of next week “to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order”
Apple Inc has designed iPhones and iPads that would drop chips supplied by Qualcomm Inc, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Qualcomm has countersued Apple in a bid to fight back against Apple’s $1 billion lawsuit against the company.
Qualcomm’s president Derek Aberle labelled Apple’s action as an “attack on the smartphone competition that Qualcomm’s business model enables.”