“In spite of fears that Apple may impose tight restrictions on third-party iPhone [and iPod touch] applications developed with its upcoming SDK, the company may loosen those restrictions for free programs,” Electronista reports.
Electronista’s source “claims that free applications are not subject to the same rules that will guide paid software downloads. In this model, free software is unlikely to be subject to much if any scrutiny by Apple,” Electronista reports.
“This system will change substantially for paid apps, however,” Electronista reports. Apple will take an “approach is similar both to its practices with the iTunes Store as well as to conventional mobile application services, [and] collect a share of the sales price.”
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