Life is a Mystery

1 August 2009

FCC trying to save the iPhone

The FCC is going to try to keep Apple from killing the iPhone. The agency has asked Apple, AT&T, and Google to cooperate in an investigation of why Apple killed Google Voice for the iPhone and pulled Google Voice related apps out of the App Store. As I’ve said before, Apple has put itself into a terrible position by trying to police applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. By being the gatekeeper they have now put themselves into the position of having to be a fair gatekeeper and invited precisely the kind of scrutiny the FCC is now providing. I applaud the FCC to looking into this, Apple has been way too arbitrary in wielding its veto at the App Store.

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Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org