Apple has switched off the ‘push email’ part of iCloud in Germany. It follows a court ruling earlier this month in favour of a patent held by Motorola Mobility. Customers using iCloud in Germany can still receive email messages but now need to configure the service to check regularly. New messages can also be retrieved when the iPhone Mail app is opened.
Apple says it is appealing against the patent ruling.
[More details: FOSS Patents blog; CNET.com]