Apple and AT&T asked to explain denial of Google Voice app

If you hadn't heard, Apple denied Google's iPhone app for Google Voice -- the most interesting, and buzz-worthy Google product in a long time. This development is concerning to iPhone users, developers, and even the FCC.

If you hadn't heard, Apple denied Google's iPhone app for Google Voice -- the most interesting, and buzz-worthy Google product in a long time. This development is concerning to iPhone users, developers, and even the FCC.

In a letter to both Apple and AT&T, James Schlichting of the FCC asked the following question, to be answered by August 21st:

Did Apple act alone, or in consultation with AT&T, in deciding to reject the Google Voice application and related applications? If the latter, please describe the communications between Apple and AT&T in connection with the decision to reject Google Voice.

Any way you look at it, the answer to this question will look extremely bad for either one or both of these companies. Speculation over what has happened is already causing quite a stir in the media.

What do you think of Apple's denial of the Google Voice app for the iPhone?

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