As reported earlier (, Motorola Mobility has won an initial ruling in Germany that could allow the company to stop Apple from selling the iPhone and 3G-capable iPad models throughout the European Union.

Not surprisingly, Apple has provided a statement ( saying that it will appeal the decision and that any potential injunction would not affect Apple’s sales before the holidays. “We’re going to appeal the court’s ruling right away,” an Apple spokesperson told “AllThingsD.” “Holiday shoppers in Germany should have no problem finding the iPad or iPhone they want.”