Apple: 3G-capable iPads And iPhones Will Be Back On Sales In German Online Store

Posted on Feb 3 2012 - 4:54pm by Editorial Staff

Earlier today we reported that Apple has removed, as a result of an injunction Motorola won in Mannheim over a FRAND-pledged patents declared essential to an industry standard, several 3G/UMTS-capable products from its German online store: the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 4 (but not the iPhone 4S), and all 3G/UMTS-capable iPads.

In a statement given to AllThingsD, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and 3G/UMTS-based iPads should be returning to the shelves of its German online store in a matter of hours, saying, “All iPad and iPhone models will be back on sale through Apple’s online store in Germany shortly,” an Apple spokesperson told AllThingsD. “Apple appealed this ruling because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms, despite having declared it an industry standard patent seven years ago.”

Motorola has accused Apple infringes an earlier patent mobile – which leads for the iPhone maker to take action against the District Court judgement – the order of the court results directly against the company international sales in Ireland, which operation from Apple online store in Europe. The dispute really results badly for the iPhone maker suffered a crushing defeat.

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