Apple has won an appeal to have the ban on sales of certain models of iPhone and iPad in the country. An appeals court lifted the ban after Apple made a new payments offer. Germans however, aren't out of the water yet. They may lose their push notifications for iCloud mail in a separate court ruling.
The iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 had all been affected, but not its newer iPhone 4S. All 3G models of the iPad were involved, but not their wi-fi-only counterparts such as the iPod touch.
The suspension may only last a few weeks tops, but Apple are able to resume sales in the meantime.
Florian Mueller, who was present at the review was quoted to have said the bond was likely to be around $158million or £100million:
A suspension like this is available only against a bond, but Apple is almost drowning in cash and obviously won't have had a problem with obtaining and posting a bond
Motorola licenses the patent to other companies on Frand (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms. The patent itself relates to:
Motorola seemed rather put out by the result and signalled their intention to restore the ban.
Apple were, understandably, rather pleased by this result. Their announcement afterwards saying that:
Lieferbar means available