It was a good morning for Motorola (Google) in Germany. They have been able to provide a permanent court order for iCloud Apple, and also remove the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and 3G first-generation iPhones from the iPhone 3GS.
Two events are the result of separate lawsuits. In the first, as reported by Engadget, judge Andreas Voss has issued a permanent ban on iCloud and any devices that use it. This is the result of a lawsuit by Motorola in April 2011. The ban applies only to Germany and is caused by the sync methods used by Apple, which, according to the court, violate Motorola’s patents.
In The Verge we read that Apple has removed from its online store in Germany iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and 3G iPad both generations due to violations of Motorola’s patents related to the GPRS standard used in these devices. This does not apply to the iPhone 4S, which uses a different chipset.