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Apple May Relent on SDK Rules: Report

Recent changes made by Apple to its software development kit (SDK) license last month limited developers from using any unauthorized development environments. Industry watchers widely interpreted the move as a way to keep Adobe and its tools off of Apple's popular iPhone and iPad devices.

Since then, however, reports have surfaced that federal regulators may be looking askance at the move. Now, Apple may be rethinking its stance, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.

Apple may be ready to relent in its strict developer rules in an effort to keep antitrust authorities off its back, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal citing sources "familiar with the situation."

The news comes one day after reports surfaced that authorities at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice were in negotiations over which agency would investigate Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) over its rigid developer policies for the iPhone and iPad.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:
Apple May Blink on SDK Restrictions for Mobile Apps: Report