The Apple/Google Mess

TechCrunch: "My, how the tables have turned. Earlier this week, we learned that Apple had suddenly begun to pull third party iPhone applications for Google Voice, citing the unconvincing rationale that they "duplicated" some of the iPhone's functionality. We then broke the news that Apple had also rejected Google's own official Google Voice application submitted six weeks prior, sparking a din of complaints from developers and users alike over the arbitrary and possibly anti-competitive restrictions being imposed by Apple. AT&T, too, has been a target of frequent criticism as many of us believe it may have also played a part in the decision." - Boy, this kind of stuff is beginning to really tick off iPhone developers, and the Apple loving community in general. It'll be interesting to see what comes of it. Hopefully we'll get improvements to the App Store that keep developers happy and benefit the users of our apps.

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