Apple Bid Fails To Restore Push Mail To German iCloud Users

Apple has failed to try and reinstate its Push Mail service for users of iCloud in Germany.

Back on the 24th of February this year, Apple lost in court against Motorola Mobility who claimed that Apple’s push email service infringed on a patent owned by them. The court agreed and Apple was served an injunction which meant that the Cupertino Company would have to suspend its push email service, affecting a considerable amount of iOS users.

Apple immediately decided to appeal this decision, however it has just been announced that the appeal has not been successful, with Mannhiem regional court agreeing with the earlier judgement.

Apple have now created a support page which details the court decision, and stating that users would not be able to receive push emails from Apple whilst they are “within the borders of Germany”.  Apple said:

“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.”

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