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The Truth: What’s Really Going On With Apple, Google, AT&T And The FC August 23, 2009

Posted by andre in Mobile & Gadgets.
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Apple has responded to the FCC’s request for information around its rejection of various Google and third party iPhone applications for the iPhone.

In short, Apple denies that they rejected the Google Voice application, but they go into great detail about how the Google Voice application hurts “the iPhone’s distinctive user experience.” All of those statements are either untrue, or misleading, or both.

The first part of Apple’s argument, that they never rejected the application, is “a total lie,” according to many sources with knowledge of the Google Voice application process.

The second part of Apple’s argument, that the Google Voice application hurts the iPhone’s distinctive user experience, is seriously misleading. […]

Read the full article over at TechCrunch: The Truth: What’s Really Going On With Apple, Google, AT&T And The FCC

Update: NY Times postes a far less “emotional” article over here: Apple Lifts the Curtain on App Store Approvals

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