Apple may change the iPhone deal to avoid FTC investigation

Apple may avoid any possible antitrust investigation on behalf of US regulators by making a change in the terms of the iPhone 4.0 SDK, industry insiders suggested late last night.

Regulators are unlikely to investigate the company if it finds some way of letting developers use other tools to write apps for the platform.

As we reported citing the NY Post yesterday, both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department Of Justice (DOJ) are currently negotiating to decide under whose jurisdiction this case might lie. Neither party has issued comment at this time.

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