May 4, 2010
Apple Facing Possible Government Probe Over iPhone Developer Restrictions
The U.S. government is apparently preparing to launch an inquiry into Apple’s policy that blocks iPhone and iPad app developers from using non-natives tools, such as Adobe Flash, according to the New York Post via Mac Observer.
Unnamed sources close to the situation claim the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are debating which agency will look into Apple’s new policy.
The concern is that the policy stifles competition by blocking iPhone app developers from developing software that runs on any mobile device instead of only on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
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