IanKelley - 10:29 pm on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
if a developer wants to enter the iPhone/iTouch/iPad/ app market they are stifled.
I don't, and haven't ever, liked Apple's closed "we know better than our customers" mentality. That's why I don't buy their products, shiny though they may be.
But they have every right to market and manage their products that way. From their perspective it's about quality control. There is no reason why a developer would need to write iPhone apps so I don't see how it's in any way a regulation issue. If developers don't like it they can write apps for other mobile operating systems.