Motorola wins in Germany against Apple, iCloud features banned, iPhone 4 disappears online
0. phoneArena 03 Feb 2012, 06:51 posted on
The court awarded Motorola an injunction against the push email feature in iCloud, so German iOS users will probably be requested to set their email checking in another mode. Apple has, due to an earlier ruling from December, also pulled its 3G/UMTS products from its German online store last night, such as the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and the 3G-enabled iPad. Retialers are still selling those, though, and Motorola will probably have a battle before it to ban those 3G products across the board.
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60. remixfa (Posts: 14223; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Apple has been slinging mud based on the most vague terms of "copywrite infringements" to try to scare people into submission. Older companies like Moto, Nokia, and Samsung have actual patents that they can use to slap Apple down.
It was more a testament to Apple's arrogance and ignorance that they tried to play bully, when the real school yard bullies have been playing nice with each other for years. Since Apple has gone after all of them (except nokia, who already has apple on a leash from previous apple patent stealing), its only right that they stand up and slap apple down.
Apple - "ooh look, i have a napkin drawing of a square, and im going to sue you over it!!"
Moto/Samsung - " ooh look, i have an actual patent for the 3g/ radio technology that your using without paying for, keep it up and ill tear you down."
apple didnt listen, now they get smacked.
And yes, that sets off a dangerous precident, but one that I feel is ultimately needed to bring Apple back in line and to the bargaining table. Apple wont stop its mass lawsuits over nothing until its brought to its knees in counter lawsuits. Rulings like this are the begining of Apple feeling the sting of its own ignorance. A few more rulings like this and we might see apple decide to play nice and make deals instead of shut companies down.
63. CUL8TR (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
I DONT THINK PHONEARENA IS HAPPY TO HEAR THIS NEWS
WHY DIDNT MOTO SUE THEM ALL WORLDWIDE
IM REALLY HAPPY TO HEAR THE SKUM$ ARE SUED
AHA AND A BIG DISGRACE TO
AND WHOSE THE NEW ONE WITH THEM
WHERE ARE THEY NO SIGNS OV THEM