iCloud And MobileMe Push Email Disabled By Apple In Germany Thanks To Motorola Lawsuit
Due to the Motorola-Apple lawsuits that have been taking place in Germany from quite a while, the fruit company has disabled the iCloud and MobileMe Push Email services in Germany. Of course, you can still use iCloud to store all your notes, mails and more, you will not be getting any Push Notifications for your emails. This will only affect users in Germany.
All of this is thanks to the Motorola lawsuit against Apple. Instead of getting automatic notifications for new emails, you’ll now have to check for them by manually launching the mail app. That’s not bad at all is it? Normally, users don’t care if they don’t get the push email because they will get it once they launch the mail app.
Apple published a support document that stated the following:
Due to recent patent litigation by Motorola Mobility, iCloud and MobileMe users are currently unable to have iCloud and MobileMe email pushed to their iOS devices while located within the borders of Germany.
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.
Apple still believes that the patent is invalid and will appeal to the court. It is going to be interesting to see what happens to this, since the Apple and Motorola battle has only just began. If you’re in Germany and are using a MobileMe or iCloud account to get your email, you will not be getting any push emails. Any German readers who think this move is going to affect you? I think it’s no big deal!