Earlier this week, Apple rejected Google Voice and removed all apps related to Google Voice. The fallout continued when developers of apps like GV Mobile and VoiceCentral weren’t given specifics, other than the apps duplicate features of the iPhone. Looking for some sort of solution, the developers were simply getting stonewalled. Daring Fireball’s sources cited sources that confirmed AT&T was behind the removal. Neither Apple or AT&T have taken any blame, but clearly there is more to the story. How else would one explain the sudden removal of apps that were previously approved? The FCC is now involved and have sent letters to the parties involved.
The Federal Communications Commission is looking into why Apple rejected Google Voice and whether or not AT&T was involved in the decision making process. Tech Crunch has posted the complete FCC Letter to Apple along letters sent to AT&T and Google, complete with a list of questions that require Apple’s response by August 21st.
[via Tech Crunch]