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Apple has had to face the music with anti-trust and anti-competition regulators and authorities. The US Federal Communications Commission (FTC) began an investigation into the inability to install Google Voice, a competing product to Apple's in-built voicemail product.
Google Voice has since been made available to install on iOS devices.
The European Commission regulators also questioned whether content was restricted to the iTunes Stores as a 'violation of EU free-trade legislation', landing the company in hot water over its closed system.
Even recently, Apple's subscription plans raised possible anti-trust concerns, with law professors piling up in their numbers to criticise Apple's allowance of publishers to sell subscriptions -- the main caveat being to only allow it through the App Store. On that note, there have been challenges between companies for the term 'App Store' and who should be allowed to use it.
There will be more on Apple's stance on the Adobe Flash platform later on.
Apple users have longed for the ability to run and install Flash applications on their iOS devices. But a spat between Adobe and Apple emerged after Apple changed the wording in its developer agreements, by disallowing non-Apple approved languages on iOS devices.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are both deciding on who shall lead the investigation into an anti-trust enquiry.
Steve Jobs penned a 'thoughts on Flash' post last year which spun the technology industry into heated debate as to whether he was right, or plainly wrong. Nevertheless, iPhones and iPads still do not have Flash installed (and cannot be installed) on them.
Along with the launch of the iPad, many stories broke of the suicides at the Foxconn factory where many Apple products are built and manufactured.
Apple investigated Foxconn after complaints were made in 2006, in particular focusing on bad employment practices and workers spending too long building products and not having enough time off. However, Foxconn did announce that it would bring in counsellors to better 'support its workers'.
Only a few weeks ago, an explosion at the iPad-building plant killed at least two and injured over a dozen. The iPad stock may be affected.
Though many of the companies who use the plant have promised to investigate, little has come to fruition.