FCC looking into Apple's rejection of Google iPhone app


Google (GOOG) developed a VoIP app for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone. The software would likely have been popular, since it was designed to cut the price of phone calls. But it might have hurt the subscriber income of Apple's exclusive cellular partner AT&T (T). Apple rejected the Google app. The FCC wants to know why that happened.

The federal agency sent a letter to the three companies on Friday with the goal of getting more information on the events that caused Apple to turn down the Google product. In an exclusive article in The Wall Street Journal, the paper reported, "The FCC's letter to Google asks for a description of the Google Voice application and whether Apple has approved any other Google applications for its store."