Apple may face an antitrust probe because of changes to its iPhone SDK policy, which now stipulates that developers cannot use outside software to develop iPhone or iPad applications and. As a result, devs can't develop apps that run on multiple platforms
The New York Post cites a person familiar with the matter who says the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are locked in negotiations over who will launch an antitrust inquiry into Apple's new policy. The two regulatory bodies are said to be days away from making a decision.
Bloomberg reports that the discussions were prompted by a complaint from Adobe, a company that is affected by the new policy and one that has been caught up in a bitter war of words with Apple of the last few weeks.
When contacted for comment by Bloomberg and the NYP, Apple, the Justice Department, and the FTC declined to comment.