Sunday, September 20, 2009

Apple Did reject Google Voice app for iPhone

apple_logoYou probably would be aware of the news regarding Apple’s rejection of iPhone app forGoogle Voice. Well we got more news on that. Google has just released an unredacted copy (PDF) of its response to an investigation conducted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission into Apple’s apparent rejection of the company’s Google Voice app for iPhone.

Notably, Google has claimed that Apple’s senior vice president Phil Schiller personally informed Google that their Google Voice app foriPhone has been rejected. Phil Schiller attributed “duplication of the core dialer functionality of the iPhone” as the reason for iPhone app. The copy stated:

The primary points of contact between the two companies were Alan Eustace, Google Senior Vice President of Engineering & Research, and Phil Schiller, Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. On July 7, Mr. Eustace and Mr. Schiller spoke over the phone. It was during this call that Mr. Schiller informed Mr. Eustace that Apple was rejecting the Google Voice application for the reasons described above in 2(a)

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