FCC Lays The Smackdown On Apple Over Google Voice Rejection

This image described by AT&T, Apple, iPhone news, Google, FCC, Fcc_apple In the wake of Apple's sudden yanking of Google Voice — and related third-party apps — from the App Store, the Federal Communication Commission is stepping in to ask "WTF?"

As part of a broader inquiry, the Feds want to know if AT&T was involved in the decision, whether or not Apple has approved any other Google apps, and whether phone-maker/service-provider exclusivity deals such as iPhone/AT&T hurts consumers in rural areas who don't have access to the hot handset du jour.

Google has claimed the Voice app was pulled because it duplicated current iPhone functionality.

[Via CNN Money]


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