Originally Posted by Netimoon
For God's sake.......
If push is unavailable, does calendar & address book auto syncing not work?
Offhand, I don't think so. AFAIK, everything iCloud will still sync via fetch vs. push. You'd just have to make sure that your respective devices are set up to automatically sync otherwise your device will only be current after a manual sync. I'm not an IP expert or knowledgeable about the Moto patents but it makes me wonder if a workaround is to simply have the iCloud server "fetch" or scan for any changes on a Mac or wifi iPad/touch. Then, the auto sync on a cellular device (iPhone/iPad 3G) catches the changes and downloaded the updates.
Offhand, however, for anyone who was using the automatic email/exchange checks before iCloud and knows how to adjust the settings, functionally speaking, this may be a distinction without a difference. Yes, your updates will come "only" every 15 minutes but all the data and features are basically the same, even more so when you consider that many high bandwidth iCloud services only function via wifi (e.g., iOS backup).