Apple Crumbles To The Fear Of Antitrust Probe! Modifies Terms!!

If anyone would have noticed, Apple has recently revised its developer’s agreement. Here is the modified one:

“Unless otherwise approved by Apple in writing, no interpreted code may be downloaded or used in an Application except for code that is interpreted and run by Apple’s Documented APIs and built-in interpreter(s). Notwithstanding the foregoing, with Apple’s prior written consent, an Application may use embedded interpreted code in a limited way if such use is solely for providing minor features or functionality that are consistent with the intended and advertised purpose of the Application.”

Via  Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal it is now confirmed that the FTC had opened a formal probe on Apple,  while the journalism community is still trying to defend Apple stating,

“People are confusing popularity and brand loyalty for market control. They are completely different topics.”

Modifications to the developer’s agreement law as stated above, shows how weak IT laws are becoming. In the recent past Apple had been bending its rules to a few companies,  still keeping Adobe off its tails. The question that stands is “Do companies own the luxury of modifying their terms at will ,as long as it profits them ?

Note that, even the modified terms do not show any kind of a green flag to Adobe. But i guess thats is least important now, as Flash Player 10.1 is ready!! Adobe has more of its own to do than keep an eye on Apple’s ever tentative developer terms. As the Android market grows stronger, Adobe has a long road ahead to prove the worth of  having Flash Platform on mobile devices.

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