US regulators are reportedly investigating Apple's requirement that software developers only use its — or neutral — programming tools.
The New York Post reports that the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are pondering an antitrust inquiry into Apple's Section 3.3.1 in its iPhone 4.0 software developer kit licence agreement.
Here is the section, which is largely viewed as effectively banning Adobe Flash development:
Such inquiries are typically begun to find out whether an antitrust suit needs to be launched.
For more on this story, see Apple in antitrust crosshairs? If so, Jobs' Flash rant makes more sense on ZDNet.com.