Apple Suspends iCloud In Germany
Earlier this month, we reported that Motorola had won an injunction against the iCloud service of Apple. Now Apple is facing the heat of that injunction.
Apple has informed German customers that Push email service has been suspended for iCloud and MobileMe customers in Germany due to successful patent litigation by Motorola Mobility.
Affected customers will still receive iCloud and MobileMe email, but new messages will be downloaded to their devices when the Mail app is opened, or when their device periodically fetches new messages as configured in iOS Settings. Push email service on desktop computers, laptop computers, and the web is unaffected, as is service from other providers such as Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
Though, mail services are available for both iCloud and MobileMe, the mail must be fetched manually or at a certain interval of time.
By winning the injunction, Motorola was able to enforce it by posting a 100 million euro bond. Apple decided to appeal against the verdict as it came out. Motorola may be liable for some amount of damages if this injunction is overturned. Apple has stated in the support document that it believes Motorola’s patent is invalid and is appealing against this decision.
Source: Mac Rumors