Apple May Face Antitrust Probe Over App Policy

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 6:53 PM EDT) -- An antitrust probe is reportedly on the horizon for Apple Inc. regarding a policy that requires programmers to use only Apple software when developing applications for Apple devices.

Regulators at the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice are troubled by what they perceive as the anti-competitive nature of the policy, which effectively forces independent software developers to choose between making applications for Apple and making programs for rivals like Google and Microsoft, an unnamed source familiar with the matter told the New York...
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