German iPhone users can no longer use iCloud's push e-mail-for now
By Chris Foresman
Apple has been forced to disable push e-mail delivery for iCloud and MobileMe users in Germany this week. The move is thanks to a recent injunction awarded to Motorola as part of the ongoing patent dispute between the two smartphone makers. Apple is working on an appeal to the injunction ruling, but in the meantime, iPhone users in Germany will have to set their devices to check for e-mail periodically or manually.
The patent at issue relates to older pager designs, but Motorola was able to convince a German court that it applied to Apple's implementation of push e-mail that syncs across devices via iCloud. The injunction went into effect on Thursday of this week, requiring Apple to disable push e-mail syncing in Germany.