After their advert mocking the "quantity over quality" approach of the iPhone camera, Apple probably aren't too pleased with the folkS over at Nokia.
Turns out they're in for another Christmas treat as it has been announced Nokia are now suing Apple over patent infringements in both America and Germany.
According to StreetInsider.com, "Nokia now owns three valuable portfolios of intellectual property. Built on more than EUR 115 billion invested in R&D over the past twenty years, our tens of thousands of patents cover many important technologies used in smartphones, tablets, personal computers and similar devices.
Since agreeing a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of Apple's products."
In short, Nokia owns patents that Apple are violating and although Apple claim they have tried unsuccessfully to reach a licensing deal with them, they're going to sue.
Ilkka Rahnasto, head of Patent Business at Nokia, said: "Through our sustained investment in research and development, Nokia has created or contributed to many of the fundamental technologies used in today's mobile devices, including Apple products. After several years of negotiations trying to reach agreement to cover Apple's use of these patents, we are now taking action to defend our rights."
Considering Apple are already facing an enormous legal case over a separate patent dispute with Samsung, things aren't looking tip top for the iPhone lads.