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Antitrust Authorities Probing Apple's Dev Policy

It looks like developers might not be the only ones upset with a recent change to Apple's SDK.

According to a report, antitrust authorities at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice are in talks about which agency should handle an inquiry into Apple's move to limit developers to its own programming platform.

Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look at the issue and how an antitrust probe of Apple might proceed.


Apple could soon find itself in the crosshairs of federal antitrust authorities as they prepare to open an inquiry into the company's policies regarding third-party developers.

At issue is a change Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) implemented to its software development kit (SDK) last month, effectively barring developers from creating apps outside of Apple's rigidly defined programming environment.

As an antitrust matter, the concern for regulators would be whether Apple is using its surging market power to confine third-party developers to creating apps only for Apple products, most prominently the iPhone and the new iPad.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:
Mobile App Dev Policy Pushing Apple Into Antitrust Gauntlet?