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Apple facing iPhone software investigation in US?

Apple facing iPhone software investigation in US?

Competition regulators in the US are poised to look into the creation of the iPhone software platform after allegations were made stating that it excludes all competition.

It is believed that Apple will know by the end of the week whether or not the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be starting an investigation into version 4.0 of the iPhone operating system (OS).

The investigation would need to take into account the question as to whether it is unfair for Apple to make any developer wishing to make apps for its various portable platforms use tools built by Apple and Apple alone.

Apple founder Steve Jobs has been vocal in support of his reasons for excluding Adobe's Flash content from the iPhone OS, citing problems with reliability and security in an open letter.

Adobe alleges that this is simply a move to prevent competitors encroaching on Apple's App Store. The Financial Times is now reporting that this could become the subject of an investigation.

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