Apple [AAPL] changed its iPhone developer agreement last month, which removed the ability for iPhone application developers to develop their applications using third party software like Adobe’s iPhone Compiler.
Now it seems that Apple may be about to face an antitrust inquiry over the changes to the developer agreement, as it looks like Adobe may have made a complaint to US regulators.
The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are discussing which agency should review the allegations of anti-competitive behaviour, although neither of them have confirmed as yet whether an investigation will go ahead.
The fact that they are considering this is bad new for Apple, they have had some bad press lately after the police raided Jason Chen, the editor of Gizmodo’s house after the lost iPhone 4G saga.
As soon as we get some more information regarding the antitrust allegations we will let you guys know.
via Business Week