Following on from our recent report on the Motorola patent win over Apple's iCloud and MobileMe push e-mail services, Apple has now taken the steps of disabling push email on MobileMe and iCloud accounts within German borders.
Contacts, calendars, Microsoft Exchange e-mail synch and other push services will continue to function. Please take note, however, anyone who travels to Germany and connects with a MobileMe account will lose push services permanently; for those with iCloud, services will be disabled during the period spent within the country.
Apple is still appealing against what it calls an 'invalid' Motorola patent, however it's clear that the firm's period for reasonable inaction against the initial ruling has now passed; we wonder if Apple will be able to dig itself out of this one or if German iOS customers will be forever left without first party push email services.
The patent war rages on.